Alex Couwenberg: Chevrons

Exhibitions Andrea Schwartz Gallery

Alex Couwenberg: Chevrons

Mar 21 — Apr 26, 2018

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Alex Couwenberg’s acrylic paintings reflect his fastidious attention to detail and his obsession over process. Through a constant investigation of materials and process, Couwenberg’s paintings are informed by the visual landscape of his native Los Angeles. Mid-century design, furniture, architecture, surf and skateboard culture, color and graphics, as well as hard-edge abstraction all play a role in his work. The paint, pin striping, and finish associated with hot rod and custom car culture also impact the aesthetic of his paintings. Couwenberg’s newest work embraces the V-shaped chevron form, whose sharp edges are incorporated seamlessly into the overall geometric style of the paintings. Composed and orchestrated in a manner that suggests architecture, geometry, and design, Couwenberg’s paintings constantly pursue the balance between intuition and control.

Alex Couwenberg. Chevron, ‘79 — acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24 inches