Larry Graeber

BIO


Larry Graeber

My primary focus is painting and moderately scaled sculpture. The paintings incorporate aspects of expressionism and formalism produced with brushes, trowels, squeegees and sticks on canvas.
No longer inclined to attempt to make my medium address secondary presumptions or fields of inquiry, I have gravitated towards coaxing my medium into resolute artifacts.
I have no doubt that my interior life forges structures and possibilities that are configured by my psyche and experience based on my own senses and interaction with the world.
Whether for a painting, paperwork, sculpture, or a foam board piece, assessment and preparation is essential, particularly scale, medium, and general direction.
It always amazes me how quickly such banal and inert materials can respond to activation. Often a work can take off quickly for better or worse. At this juncture it becomes essential to manage, not override, the works inherent destiny but comply with the medium and work it into some essential causality that can disclose some circumstantial theme.

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