Larsen is an artist who tirelessly continues a seductive and singular
work. Originally from Denmark, he graduated from the Copenhagen School
of Graphic Arts and worked in bookbinding before taking up studies in
economics and management at a the Niels Brock Business School. Arriving
in France, he created in Nice a company making design products
distributed by brands such as Colette in Paris, Donna Karen in New York
and Conran Shop in London.
Art came to him gradually and he says himself maybe more an artist de
than from choice. Despite references to science in his work, he defends
from making concrete or kinetic art. He says himself inspired by the
works of Piet Mondrian, Donald Judd and the romanticism of the 19th
century, and that his highly constructed works are not derived from
mathematics or from his mind alone, but from feelings and observering
His works are realized in synergy with the purchaser or with the place
of hanging and are only rarely exposed in public, on the other hand
those who have the chance to live with his work will every day
experiment their mysterious and strangely addictive finesse.
Peter Larsen work with fine art paper like Canson and Fabriano or rare
and vintage papers like Pantone and Zuber. He has more than 700 shades
in his workshop. The works are made from natural materials coming from
plantations renewed and predestined to paper pulp. Fine art paper
is tinted in the mass, with pigments incorporated into the pulp of the
paper itself, without use of chemical ink. Gluing the works are done by
hand with adhesives without harmful solvents.
The realization is from start to end eco-responsible without any
nuisance to man or nature. The works, the falls and the waste of their
manufacture are 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable. The works are
realized without any subcontracting or importation from countries not
respecting the rights of man or nature.
Peter Larsen see the work of art as a rebus, there is what you see and
the underlying that you devine. To him the work of art is a breach in
reality that lets, the initiated, see a new, an emerging. There is in
the colors, the composition and the form of his work both a fissure and
a horizon. In his Art, without provocation, without violence, neither
against spirit nor against environment, Peter Larsen sacres the
aesthetics of intellectual pleasure.