Biography

Jan Larsen is a contemporary American artist whose works include abstract prints reminiscent of Color Field painting as well as reproductions of American popular culture. “I make work that is, I hope, at turns entertaining, beautiful, energizing, fun, useful, graceful, and moving, responding to the conversation of modern and contemporary art as I see it, as well as to current events,” he has explained. “A relative of Duchamp's, Beuys's, Warhol's, Morris Louis's, Jeff Koons's, and Damien Hirst's work, I consider my oeuvre, if I may use that word, to be ‘culture in motion.’” Born in 1967 in Cincinnati, OH, he grew up in Brookline, MA, before going on to study at both Columbia University and Harvard University for his undergraduate degree. After finishing his MA in philosophy and management studies at Oxford University, Larsen started work in environmental consulting, finance, film and television production, communications production, management consulting, and nightclub management before attending the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1996 and returning to New York in 1997 to pursue a career in art.  It was in 2015 that the artist mounted his first exhibition “Market Makers” at HG Contemporary. He continues to live and work in New York, NY.