Bo Larsen, NEON – Paintings
From 19 November 2021, we will present under then title NEON current works by the German-Danish artist Bo Larsen, which were created during the pandemic.
The abstract works have an expressive colourfulness and develop a special luminosity through the use of neon pigments. For Bo Larsen, the process of painting involves several operations, from dividing the canvas with tapes, preparing special colours that are given individual and characteristic painting properties by oils and waxes, to applying the tension-laden colour paste to the painting surface and tearing off the glued surfaces. This creates colour fields of varying translucency. In the post-processing, the artist uses so-called racks, which make it possible to apply oil paint impasto to the canvas and leave it to chance which areas of the painting surface remain free and untouched. This process contrasts conceptually with masking off the canvas, where the artist can determine which areas come into contact with paint and which do not. The unusual combination of these different painting techniques is what makes these intense colour landscapes so appealing. They move between action painting, pop art, street art and abstraction.
3D-tour of the exhibition:
More information on Bo Larsen here and on the artist’s website.