School of Art
Professor of Practice, Studio Arts
For more than three decades Kevin Larmon has received critical acclaim for creating paintings that lyrically explore the divide between abstraction and referential imagery. He aims to establish compositions, that while largely remaining non-referential and non-objective, nevertheless convey distinct moods and a strong sense of atmosphere.
Along these lines, he combines expressive gestures with more specifically drawn details and layers washes of paint with opaque forms. The results are compositions that often read as epic sceneries. Familiar or dazzlingly strange, these are highly associative and reminiscent of dramatic landscapes found in nature as well as of out-of-space skies.
Larmon is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis; and Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, among others.
Larmon is the recipient of an Atlantic-Pacific Fellowship (2004) and Pollack Krasner Foundation (1994). He is currently affiliated with Feature Inc., New York City.