– 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 legendary visionary 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 design. Whatever 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 psychotropic art web sites Virtual OM and LarryCarlson.com, which featured his original full screen psychotropic entertainment, four years before Youtube was even created.
He is noted for his extensive use of social media websites, publishing new artwork on a daily basis, and has a massive international online following with over 650,000 fans on Facebook and over 400,000 followers on Tumblr.
He has been featured in magazines like Vice, Juxtapoz, High Times, Cracked, NY Arts, Beautiful/Decay, and US weekly and international newspapers like London’s Guardian, Montreal’s Mirror, and Istanbul’s Vatan News, have done features on his unique awe-inspiring art. He has exhibited his collage artwork, digital photo artwork, and video art in the U.S., Japan, Canada, Sweden, Brazil, France, the U.K., India, and Germany. Such venues as; MOMA (NYC), Paço das Artes Museum ( San Palo, Brazil) , Galleri Loyal (Sweden), Alex Grey’s COSM (NYC), AKA (Canada), Nam Gallery (Tokyo), The Romare Bearden Foundation (NYC), Brattle Theater (Boston) A.T.A. (San Francisco) and many other galleries, theaters, and festivals around the world.
Larry Carlson has created original album cover artwork for many musical acts including the art for the double LP “Phosphorescent Harvest” by The Chris Robinson Brotherhood ( The Black Crowes ).
Larry Carlson also 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
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