Ted Larsen

Ted Larsen

Motor Mouth, 2015, Salvage Steel, Marine-grade Plywood, Silicone, Vulcanized Rubber, Hardware, Chemicals, 45.72 x 66.04 x 22.86 cm. Private Collection, New York, New York

American Artist Ted Larsen’s works are made from alternative and salvage materials, most usually materials like scrap metal. His body of work, while highly geometrical, still has a proprioceptive tinge to it.
The forms and shapes created in his works mimic natural movement, while simultaneously reducing it to a minimal form. His works, especially with his choice of non-standard materials, aim to reclaim and re-contextualize.

Lined Out, 2015, Welded Steel, Salvage Steel, Silicone, Vulcanized Rubber, Chemicals, Hardware, 25.4 x 45.72 x 12.7 cm. Consigned to Conduit Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Safety Device, 2015, Salvage Steel, Marine-grade Plywood, Silicone, Vulcanized Rubber, Hardware, Chemicals,  60.96 x 50.8 x 20.32 cm. Consigned to Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado

Big Baby, 2015, Salvage Steel, Marine-grade Plywood, Silicone, Vulcanized Rubber, Hardware, Chemicals, 25.4 x 25.4 x 7.62 cm. Private Collection, Dallas, Texas

Jungle Gym, 2015, Salvage Steel, Marine-grade Plywood, Silicone, Vulcanized Rubber, Hardware, Chemicals, 45.72 x 58.42 x 25.4 cm. Private Collection, Dallas, Texas

Kosher Ham, 2016, Salvage Steel, Marine-grade Plywood, Silicone, Vulcanized Rubber, Hardware, Chemicals, 20.32 x 25.4 x 10.16 cm. Private Collection, New York, New York

Certain Risk, 2016, Salvage Steel, Marine-grade Plywood, Silicone, Vulcanized Rubber, Hardware, Chemicals, 47 x 55.88 x 22.86 cm. Consigned to Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, New York

Structured Space, 2011, Salvage Steel and Rivets, 172.72 x 76.2 x 5.08 cm. Fidelity Investments, Boston, Massachusetts. Bounce Back 2011, Valley Roll Steel, Rivets, Enamel Paint, 152.4 x 114.3 x 88.9 cm. Collection of Ted Larsen

Work in Progress, As-Yet-To-Be-Titled, 2015-2016,Salvage Steel, Solid Steel Rod and Bolted Directly to Wall Whole Room Installation, dimensions variable. Exhibition schedule to date; Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ, September, 2016 through January, 2017

Larsen was born in 1964 and received his Bachelor of Arts from Northern Arizona University. His work has been exhibited at several museums such as New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, and The Albuquerque Museum and he has had residencies with the Edward F. Albee Foundation and Asilah Arts Festival in Morocco. He has an upcoming exhibition at the Visual Arts Center in New Jersey.

 

Images courtesy of the artist Ted Larsen

 

 

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