Brooklyn-based Ted Lawson uses figurative representation and geometric abstraction to acutely explore the demanding concepts of physical identity and the self. His dark and poetic works display a beautiful balance between his own identity-deprived subjects and the subsequent self-examination felt in those who view his pieces.
Large in scale and rich in conceptual value, Lawson combines traditional sculpture and digital technology to produce works which forcibly deconstruct our perception of what is real and later unveil the simple analogue truth within their subject matter. Lawson’s works span an extensive and astute range of materials - three dimensional wall mounted abstract pieces milled from MDF (a type of commercially used fibreboard), wooden busts carved in hard maple, and most provocatively - a series of works drawn in Lawson’s own blood using a customised robotic printer, which intimately question the artist’s relationship with technology. His body of work thus far is thought-provoking, diverse in subject matter and consistently executed to the highest level of craft.
Lawson has held solo exhibitions with the Joseph Gross Gallery and Emmanuel Fremin Gallery in New York and has consistently contributed to major group exhibitions across the United States over the last five years. A selection of Lawson's work supplemented our summer 2018 group show Looking For U, an exhibition exploring themes of identity and communication in the modern age.