Tad Lauritzen-Wright

Gallery Affiliations: David Lusk Gallery, Koelsch Gallery, Anderson O'Brien Fine Art, Cheryl Hazan Gallery

Region: South

Website: http://lauritzenwright.com/

City / State: Memphis, TN

In my work, I am interested in generating an impromptu reaction to an idea, thought, or experience. I have always been attracted to art that comes from discounted sources. I take basic ideas, simple plans, and rigorous daydreaming to an extreme in the work, always attempting to elevate my ideas and observations. Experimentation with materials and process is key to much of the work I make, whether it be single-line drawings, mixed-media paintings, or simplified sculpture. In my work nontraditional and traditional approaches to painting sit side by side, craft and hobby projects are raised to the status of art, and icons of the past are poised for new interpretations. I believe in allowing extended possibilities of landscape, dead images, jokes, plays on art history, pop culture, and personal history to shape how the pieces develop. I approach my work as an ongoing project in which I constantly expand my artistic vocabulary.