Alex Couwenberg: Bringing So Cal Culture North

Los Angeles abstract artist Alex Couwenberg has his first solo exhibition in Canada at Jennifer Kostuik Gallery in Vancouver.

La Fonda, 2012: Acrylic on canvas over panel, 46 x 48 x 1.75 inches.

Couwenberg’s work is propelled by his lifelong immersion in Southern California culture.

The paint, pin striping, and finish associated with hot rod and custom car culture all show up as influences in his work. Mid-century design, furniture, and architecture, surf and skateboard culture, color and graphics, geometric and hard-edge abstraction, and the love of craft and technique all fuel the work. -Gallery Notes

This film by Eric Minh Swenson chronicles the making of  La Fonda, and details Couwenberg’s influences and work style.

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Couwenberg’s website, here.

Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, here.

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