Have you met…Alex Paik?


Right Triangle 2 gouache, colored pencil, paper 26 x 6 x 3 inches 2014

Right Triangle 2
gouache, colored pencil, paper
26 x 6 x 3 inches
2014

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Alex Paik.

Parallelogram 1 gouache, colored pencil, paper 17 x 15 x 1.5 inches 2013

Parallelogram 1
gouache, colored pencil, paper
17 x 15 x 1.5 inches
2013

b. 1981 Oxnard, California. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
EDUCATION
2005: M.F.A., University of Pennsylvania
2003: B.F.A. with honors in Art, Pennsylvania State University

V 1 gouache, colored pencil, paper 14 x 10 x 3 inches 2013

V 1
gouache, colored pencil, paper
14 x 10 x 3 inches
2013

“My first serious introduction to art was through classical music as a violinist playing in various community orchestras during high school. That experience stayed with me as I made the transition to the visual arts later in college. I’ve always been attracted to the ethereal abstraction of music and the way that music can be simultaneously cerebral and personal, especially in the contrapuntal music of Bach.

My paper assemblages mimic the way that the voices of a fugue are continuously repeated, transposed, inverted, and folded into themselves. Each piece focuses on one unit as its subject which is then repeated in different configurations as the piece grows. I use repetition not so much as a compositional device, but more as a way to explore and maximize the possibilities of the unit.

Maybe if Paul Klee, Thomas Nozkowski, Frank Stella, and Richard Tuttle were the Lost Boys on Never Land and grew up on video games, classical music, and indie pop, this is what they would make. Or maybe they would focus on fighting pirates.” AP

Prelude and Fugue (Cootie) gouache, marker, colored pencil, paper 7 x 6 x 4 inches 2012

Prelude and Fugue (Cootie)
gouache, marker, colored pencil, paper
7 x 6 x 4 inches
2012

Other material relating to Alex Paik.

Artist website: alexpaik.com

PS1 Studio Visit: Alex Paik

Structure and Imagery: Alex Paik

bmore art: Alex Paik

Youtube: Alex Paik

Two Coats of Paint: Alex Paik

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