Steen Larsen is one of a small group of artists using the mimetic approach in their work – meaning they reflect reality through precision in both detail and expression. Conceptually his work with urban settings center the tracks mankind leave behind in nature.
While driving and traveling in the USA and Europe, Larsen mounts a camera on the windshield on his car and shoots thousands of photos that later serve as sketches for his oil paintings. His photo-based paintings are narratives mimicking a road movie on canvas. Speed is captured at its essences as well as other present-day scenes.
Recent exhibitions, recidencies and fairs:
”Shapes of Rain”, Ramfjord Gallery, Oslo, 2022
”Nevertheless” Gallery NB, Viborg, 2021 Denmark
Scope Art fair Miami, 2021
Group exhibition selected at Vertical Gallery, Chicago, Hangar Seven, Salzburg, 2019, and Van Der Plas Gallery N.Y.C.
Ramfjord international recidency, Oslo, 2019, 2021,2022
Artist Residency at ESKFF located at MANA Contemporary Art Centre, NJ, USA, 2016