Alex Couwenberg, ‘Lipstick’, Gilman Contemporary

About Alex Couwenberg

Alex Couwenberg is a Southern California abstract painter deeply influenced by the art and culture of his local community. His artistic influences include the Light and Space Movement, as well as the work of Karl Benjamin, who was Couwenberg’s mentor. Couwenberg’s thin line patterns and choice of color are particularly inspired by surf and skateboard cultures, as well as the custom car and hot rod aesthetic elsewhere known as Finish Fetish. He is best known for combining hard-edge abstraction with gestural brushwork, layering, raw edges, and textured surfaces, thereby bringing depth and an expressionist touch to a tradition of painting known typically for its flatness.

American, b. 1967, Upland, California, based in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Solo Shows

2017
Bruno David Gallery, 
St. Louis, MO, United States,
Alex Couwenberg: In Pono
2015
Bruno David Gallery, 
St. Louis, MO, United States,
Alex Couwenberg: Revisited
2013
Bruno David Gallery, 
St. Louis, MO, United States,
Alex Couwenberg: Swell
2008
Bruno David Gallery, 
St. Louis, MO, United States,
Alex Couwenberg: Working Space

Group Shows