Mernet Larsen’s New, Shifting Contemporary Scenes

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Mernet Larsen’s paintings shift perspectives and reimagine our world in a manner that recalls early computer-generated modeling. Offering both corporate and domestic environments, the acrylic and mixed-media works both convey the humanity of these scenes and remixes their contents. Larsen was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.

“[Her] paintings are simultaneously rooted in and distant from reality,” a statement says. “Taking inspiration from the geometric abstractions of El Lissitzky and the narrative stylization of 12th Century Japanese and early Renaissance paintings, Larsen’s vertiginous spaces often rendered in reverse perspective, and hard edged figures offer familiar version of reality that is analogous and parallel to our own. Developed over the last 40 years, Larsen’s independent and meticulous approach to representational painting ‘reaches toward, not from, life.’”

See more of the artist’s work below.


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