Adam Laerkesen Biography

Sydney-based sculptor Adam Laerkesen creates hauntingly beautiful works that respond to his personal experiences of growing up in isolation in rural Queensland. Many of Laerkesen's sculptures take the familiar forms of animals, tightly bound in cloth to create mysterious echoes of their former selves. The familiar and the unfamiliar, mystery and the sense of other, and immersion in the Australian bush are themes that deeply inform Laerkesen's practice.

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"Living in the bush all those years ago, instilled in me a desire to reveal forces of nature, 'making the invisible visible'. The end result is often menacing and playful, dramatic and visceral, familiar and unpredictable.” Adam Laerkesen

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