Over the Influence Hong Kong is pleased to premier Chromatic, an exhibition of new paintings by New York artist Caroline Larsen.
This is the artist’s first comprehensive presentation with the gallery and her first solo in Hong Kong.
Chromatic features lavish flower bouquets and decorated vases, each set within sensational and psychedelic backgrounds. In this series of still-lives, Larsen continues with her signature style of “icing” her canvases by squeezing paint from a bag, and meticulously piping and layering the rich juicy pigments in these elaborate and compositions. Larsen further attunes elements of pattern, decoration, and the ornamental, with a keen focus on color and its ability to impart feeling. As such, Larsen’s intention with the works in Chromatic is a cohesive presentation that is unpretentious and approachable to all, and that brings the viewer joy upon viewing — a body of work that is beautiful for the sake of being beautiful.