- Larry Carlson
G4Tech TV called him “The Salvador Dali of the Next Century”, and High Times magazine labeled him an “Artistic Mastermind”. Larry Carlson is a legendry visionary multi media artist who utilizes a vast range of mediums to create mind boggling art that will make you think twice about how you see the world. He is a modern day renaissance man with revolutionary work that pushes the possibilities for consciousness exploration within contemporary art. Few artists can rival him in terms of innovation, vision, talent, and high-yield experimentation.
His work spans a variety of forms including photography, film making, web-art, collage painting, digital art, animation, video-art, text-art, and sound art. What ever art form he’s working in Carlson’s greatest strength is in artfully depicting the mystical dimensions of consciousness, coaxing us into sweet spiritualized epiphanies one moment then plunging us into completely bizarre surreal frenzies the next. His artwork fuses together aspects of mysticism, surrealism, psychedelia and the technological resulting in sublime juxtapositions that can totally bend one’s perception.
A pioneer in experimental multimedia web-art, he first started exhibiting his artwork online in 1997. In 2000 Carlson published the legendary art web sites Virtual OM and LarryCarlson.com which featured his original full screen psychotropic entertainment.
Vice, US weekly, London’s Guardian, Juxtapoz, High Times, Montreal’s Mirror, Istanbul’s Vatan News, Beautiful/Decay, BoingBoing, Lucky and NY Arts have all done features on his unique awe-inspiring art. He has exhibited his collage artwork, digital photo artwork, and video art in the U.S., Canada, Sweden, Brazil, France, India, and Germany. The Museum of Modern Art in New York City exhibited some of his handmade collage art books in the show Book/Shelf. His movies have been screened at the Brattle Theater in Boston, The Paço das Artes Museum in San Palo, Brazil, Alex Grey’s COSM gallery in New York City, and A.T.A. in San Francisco.
Larry Carlson creates his own original music and soundtracks and so far has released eight albums. In 2008, Portland, Oregon’s KBOO 90.7 fm hosted two Larry Carlson music specials featuring his surreal soundtracks.
“I aspire to make artworks that are a step from what is obvious and well known toward what is mysterious, arcane and hidden.”
- Larry Carlson