Monday, July 11, 2011

Artist #32: Lawrence Carroll

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Lawrence Carroll is an American artist who was born in Australia and moved to California when he was four in 1958. He studied at Moorpark Junior College and then at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena on a full scholarship. In 1984 he moved to New York and in four years he had his first solo show there. The year after that he was invited to an international exhibition by Harald Szeemann in Germany as one of 9 American artists with many other international artists. Since then Lawrence Carroll has done many other national and international shows, participated in Documenta in Kassel, Germany, and is in many permanent collections of various galleries.
Untitled (table painting )2009
Oil, wax, house paint and canvas on wood, Newspaper, light and cord
83.5 x w: 62 x d: 15.4 in Picture Credit
Carroll makes large mixed media works. His paintings are often muted and seem to be very introspective and thoughtfully created in his approach. I think he has an interesting way of dealing with the materials and telling their story. Some of his work can be see at the ACE Gallery website, here. I also found a kinda funny article with images of Lawrence Carroll's drawings done before bed to help him sleep.
Untitled 2010
Oil, wax, house paint, flowers and canvas on wood
55.1 x w: 42.1 x d: 3.1 in Picture Credit

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