Time plays a significant role in current works by the artist, who lives in the USA and Italy. Large parts of these new works have been produced over long periods, and some even in different studios. These works are defined by concern for the moment, and conceived for the sake of the moment. Carroll allows himself to be led by time, waiting and quietness. Nothing happens with any suddenness.
Lawrence Carroll’s works are shaped considerably by an investigation into minimalist trends in art. His own remarkable response to the questions posed by Minimalism for subsequent generations of artists is what makes Carroll’s work so unique: As a reaction to the “deadpan”, the dead end of positivist minimal art, he turns to the specific and also emotional qualities of painterly media. Poor, and basic materials are exposed to long, intense processing and reflection in the studio until their “constructedness” has almost disintegrated. In Carrol’s work the proverbial hand of the artist vanishes in the long-processed material of his painting-objects and sculptures. “The painter lets go of something, which the painting then holds within,” according to Lawrence Carroll.