Alex Paik
Prelude and Fugue (Bars) V
2012

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Alex Paik was born in Oxnard, California and currently lives and works in Brooklyn. His work has been exhibited recently at ODETTA, Schema Projects, Drawing Rooms, SPACE Pittsburgh, Storefront Ten Eyck, Nancy Margolis Gallery, and Parallel Art Space. Recent solo shows include Paper Constructs at Guest Spot @ The Reinstitute, and Recapitulation Bop at Gallery Joe. Paik’s work has been in several art fairs, including Drawing Now: Paris, Amsterdam, Pulse:New York and Miami, artMRKT San Francisco, and Texas Contemporary.

He is currently represented by Gallery Joe in Philadelphia and is the director of Tiger Strikes Asteroid, a network of artist-run spaces with locations in Philadelphia, New York, and Los Angeles.

Alex Paik’s first serious introduction to art was through classical music as a violinist playing in various community orchestras during high school. That experience stayed with him as he made the transition to the visual arts later in college. The ethereal abstraction of music and the way that music can be simultaneously cerebral and personal, especially in the contrapuntal music of Bach has motivated Paik’s visual imagery.

These paper constructions mimic the way that the voices of a fugue are continuously repeated, transposed, inverted, and folded onto itself. Each piece focuses on one unit as its subject, which is then repeated in different configurations as the piece grows. Alex uses repetition not so much as a compositional device, but more as a way to explore and maximize the possibilities of the unit.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    12 in. H x 10 in. W x 1 in. D
  • Dealer Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU17221603923
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