Larry Estridge

American

Born 1948, New York, NY

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"My life and work took a significant turn, at the age of 35, when I discovered paint. I was living on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, at the time, and becoming increasingly disenchanted with the downtown music scene and journalism, the areas in which I had previously concentrated my efforts. Painting seemed a natural extension of my life-long involvement with music, but, unlike my songs, musical performances and articles, which were largely bound up with political concerns, painting offered a fresh approach to the world, its harmonies and color, its physical and spiritual dimensions. In recent years, my work has focused on abstract sculpture works in steel and aluminum, which build on a long-term fascination with primary forms in nature and their reflection in diverse art-historical contexts. These spare works employ flat bar, plate and sheet to enclose and carve space in ways that sometimes offer diverse readings of archtypal content. Although intimations of the sciences come into play in these pieces, as well as meditations on art history, many conjure bits of personal history and dream." ? Larry Estridge, artist statement, 2006

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