Ted Larsen

TERRIBLY GOOD

2018
salvage steel, marine-grade plywood, silicone, vulcanized rubber, hardware, and chemicals
10 x 12 x 6 1/2 inches

Introducing salvage materials to my own formally driven abstract sculpture, I hope to bring purist shapes and surfaces back down to earth. – Ted Larsen

Ted Larsen pokes fun at the severity and pristineness of high Modernism. Though exquisitely constructed, his wall-bound sculptures use scrap metal that bears evidence of its former life. Scratches, scuffed edges, and revealed layers of paint give his works a kind of world-weary backstory. Removed from the abstract arena of earlier Minimalist works, Larsen’s sculptures declare themselves as remnants, and newly-minted bearers, of human expression. Larsen’s work has been included in solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including SP-Arte (São Paulo Art Fair) with PRIVATEVIEW Gallery, São Paulo; Art Rotterdam with PRIVATEVIEW Gallery, Rotterdam; and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, among others.

estimated retail value: $5,000
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