• Alexander Wolff

    Attributes

    • Male

    About the artist

    Lives and works in Los Angeles and Berlin

    Alexander Wolff examines the manifestations, possibilities, and limits of painting. In doing so, his works range from formats like panel paintings, wall murals, pictures that explore their relationship to the space around them and how they influence it, and pictures that incorporate the surrounding space into one large-scale composition.

    Many of his works appear from a distance as geometric structures, assembled from homogenous fields of color that are in part frayed at the edges. Through the use of a variety of materials, techniques, and perspectives, however, he develops exciting spatial relationships within the geometric patterns. He mixes paint with dirt, dust, and fabrics of various colors, as well as light and shadow, into abstract compositions. Parts develop an illusion of depth; other parts appear to project out into the room. The pictures fold themselves into and out of the wall. In such site-specific wall pieces, Wolff analyses the surrounding room in order to take up and recompose elements like surface textures and colors, shadows, structural shapes, and spatial compositions.