Larry Carlson is a groundbreaking visionary multi media artist. His
work spans a variety of forms including photography, video-art,
web-art, collage painting, digital art, animation, text-art, and sound
art. He is a modern day renaissance man who has changed the way art is
perceived in our world today with revolutionary work that is insanely
mind blowing and pushes the possibilities for consciousness
exploration within contemporary art.
Larry 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. Few artists can rival him in terms
of innovation, vision, talent, high-yield experimentation. and courage
to peer in to the unknown. Carlson’s artwork gives us a kind of
disjointed representation of the slippery nature of the unconscious mind
driven to surreal Dionysian extremes. His artwork fuses together
aspects of mysticism, surrealism, psychedelia, pop, naturalism and the
technological, resulting in sublime juxtapositions that can totally
bend one’s perception.
G4Tech TV called him “The Salvador Dali of the Next Century”, and High Times magazine labeled him an “artistic mastermind”.
A pioneer in experimental multimedia web-art, he first started
exhibiting his artwork online in 1997. In 2000 Carlson published the
legendary web sites Virtual OM and Larrycarlson.com which featured his
original full screen psychotropic entertainment for the online masses
around the world. For the past seven years Yahoo! directory has ranked
Larry Carlson as the number one computer artist in the world.
International newspapers like London’s Guardian, Montreal’s Mirror, and
Istanbul’s Vatan News and magazines US weekly, Vice, Juxtapoz, High
Times, Beautiful/Decay, BoingBoing, Lucky and NY Arts have all done
features on his unique awe-inspiring art.
Larry Carlson has exhibited his collage paintings and digital photo
artwork in the U.S., Sweden, Brazil, France, Canada, India, and
Germany. In 2009, The Museum of Modern Art in New York City exhibited
some of his handmade collage art books in the show Book/Shelf. His mind
bending movies have been screened at the Brattle Theater in Boston,
A.T.A. in San Francisco, The Paço das Artes Museum in San Palo, Brazil,
Alex Grey’s COSM gallery in New York City, as well as a giant outdoor
video installation at Harvard Square,Massachusetts. He also puts on
live experimental VJ shows, providing visuals for major events in New
York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Austin, Toronto, London and Amsterdam.
Larry Carlson creates his own original music and soundtracks and so
far has released seven albums. In 2008, Portland, Oregon’s KBOO 90.7
fm hosted two Larry Carlson music specials featuring his surreal
soundtracks. He is a Cooper Union School of Art graduate, where he