Chris Lael Larson

Chris Lael Larson is a Portland-based artist working in the overlap of photography, painting and installation to create new perceptual experiences. He culls riches from the everyday absurd, forefronting the strange, curious and confounding ways we connect to each other, the things we consume, and the environments we inhabit. Larson constructs temporary altar-like installations utilizing found objects, reclaimed materials, natural elements, cheaply printed photographs and paint to accentuate their latent qualities and reframe their meaning. He creates large-format photographs of his constructions with a hyperreal lighting technique to create a final image that confounds expectations.