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Peter Alexander

4/3/19B (Thin Red Bar), 2019

Urethane
76 × 4 × 1 in
193 × 10.2 × 2.5 cm
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A highly versatile artist whose work has left an indelible mark on the artistic landscape of his …

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A highly versatile artist whose work has left an indelible mark on the artistic landscape of his native Southern California, Peter Alexander (born 1939) has been exploring new directions ever since he emerged on the artistic scene in the mid-1960s. Originally a student of architecture, he shifted focus to fine art and …

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Peter Alexander
American, b. 1939
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Among the pioneering California-based Light and Space artists, Peter Alexander has spent the course of his career focusing intensely on light and its manifold effects in his sculptures, paintings, drawings, and prints. From 1965-72, Alexander worked with resin, producing subtle, luminous, pastel-hued sculptures that seemed to be crafted from light itself. In the early 1970s, he turned to painting, drawing, and printmaking with an almost Impressionistic handling of light, suffusing the works with color and a palpable sense of atmosphere. Alexander’s two-dimensional works display a masterful handling of sun- and moonlight, city lights, illuminated water, and, in a charming series of drawings of midnight-black cats, the total absorption of light into velvety darkness.

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Laguna Art Museum Benefit Auction

A highly versatile artist whose work has left an indelible mark on the artistic landscape of his …

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A highly versatile artist whose work has left an indelible mark on the artistic landscape of his native Southern California, Peter Alexander (born 1939) has been exploring new directions ever since he emerged on the artistic scene in the mid-1960s. Originally a student of architecture, he shifted focus to fine art and …

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Courtesy of the artist and Parrasch Heijnen Gallery, Los Angeles
Peter Alexander
American, b. 1939
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Among the pioneering California-based Light and Space artists, Peter Alexander has spent the course of his career focusing intensely on light and its manifold effects in his sculptures, paintings, drawings, and prints. From 1965-72, Alexander worked with resin, producing subtle, luminous, pastel-hued sculptures that seemed to be crafted from light itself. In the early 1970s, he turned to painting, drawing, and printmaking with an almost Impressionistic handling of light, suffusing the works with color and a palpable sense of atmosphere. Alexander’s two-dimensional works display a masterful handling of sun- and moonlight, city lights, illuminated water, and, in a charming series of drawings of midnight-black cats, the total absorption of light into velvety darkness.

Peter Alexander

4/3/19B (Thin Red Bar), 2019

Urethane
76 × 4 × 1 in
193 × 10.2 × 2.5 cm
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