About the American artist Peter ALEXANDER (1939-2020)
Peter ALEXANDER is associated with the 'Light and Space' movement that emerged as an important, innovative, and distinctly West Coast approach to art. Trained as an architect, his oeuvre includes paintings, drawings and sculptures. In the 1970s, formal similarities between his sculpture (along with Larry Bell, Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman) and the work by Minimal artists in New York such as Carl Andre, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt were noted. They too worked with non-traditional materials and eliminated traces of personal touch. Alexander’s semi-transparent bar pieces, cubes, wedges and columns evoke both the purity and artificiality of the light and colors of California.
Photo books by Peter ALEXANDER