Alex Weinstein

Alex Weinstein
Atlantique 3
Oil on panel, 2015
24 x 24 inches
Courtesy of the artist
Value: $6,500
Starting bid: $3,250

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Los Angeles artist Alex Weinstein’s artwork explores the idea of the sublime, taking cues from such artists of the past as Caspar David Friedrich, Claude Monet, J. M. W. Turner, and Mark Rothko. An avid surfer, his paintings and sculptures are often based on views of the ocean surface, hovering between figuration and abstraction. Weinstein graduated from Brown University in 1992 with dual BA degrees in Visual Arts and English (Honors). In 1995 he founded the gallery Le Swell in Pont-Aven, northern France, specializing in European and American contemporary art.

In Atlantique 3 Weinstein continues his exploration of the ocean’s surface: “My paintings and sculptures operate as reductive, almost monochromatic abstractions while, paradoxically, employing the faintest traces of representational imagery. The works are depictions of hazy sea surfaces and celestial atmospheres filled with fading, ambient light and continue a centuries-long painterly discourse around the Sublime.”

Selected exhibitions
LA / SF, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco
MANA Film Exhibition, Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA
Swell, Art 1950-2010, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York; Metro Pictures Gallery, New York; Nyehaus, New York

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