Throughout his 25-year career, Larsen has been working in a variety of techniques and materials. He was highly influenced by the conceptual art tradition that grew in the early 90 century, and as a result, many of his installations are contextual.
Larsen´s moving around-existence has led him to work extensively with lightweight media. In recent years he has worked mainly with small sculptures and photography.
Thematically, Larsen works revolves around the major questions of life, with clear references to politics, ethics and religious issues.
The 67 lynxes standing on boxes equal the number of lynxes shot in last years hunt in Norway. In this project Yngvar Larsen asks us to reflect upon mans relation to wild life and nature, and whether we allow preditators in our fauna. When exhibited, the whole installation consists of 310 lynxes, the total population of animals in Norway. 67 of them are placed on black boxes, giving the viewer a haunting reminder of how many of the beautiful wild cats that was shot this year. Also remembering that the lynx is Norway´s only wild cat, and that the actual number of animals is so low.
All lynx sculptures are hand made, and differ in shape. All the unique lynx sculptures at the ArtLego shop comes with black boxes. If you are interested, the entire installation with 310 lynxes (including 67 of them on boxes) may also be sold as an installation. For more information, please contact us at [email protected]