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32 ARTIST PROFILE Larry Graeber

Larry Graeber


he phenomena of shared encounters and ideas of approximations are running themes through Larry Graeber’s artworks. Having studied many artistic disciplines throughout his career, painting, sculpture and works on paper are now his predominant practices. Graeber considers his approach as a painter to be straightforward; using oil on canvas, brushes, sticks and trowels to create the works. When working on paper he often incorporates collaged elements along with grease pencils, pastels and oil sticks, and when it comes to his sculptural

Stage, 2017, oil on canvas, 50 x 60 cm

works the materials can be more unconventional; although configurations of cardboard, twine, tape and paints are recurring elements. All three practices come together to form a cohesive body of work from the artist; who strives to create resolute and coherent artefacts which are intuitively accessible for the viewer. Based in Texas and creating work from studios in San Antonio and Marfa, Graeber has had many solo and group shows since the early 70s across Texas and the United States.

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