Alex Brewer (Hense)

Untitled 5, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 96 x 72 inches

Untitled 5, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
96 x 72 inches

ALEX BREWER (HENSE)

The work of Alex Brewer incorporates line, shape and gesture to create abstract compositions that are invigorated by brilliant color. A pure abstractionist, the artist has created a multitude of works over the span of 20+ years with an unending aspiration towards formal and compositional exploration. Using rollers, spray and house paint, plywood and exposed screws, the complexity of Brewer’s work belies its raw and energetic system of creation. Many of his larger works are composed of countless layers of flat color fields and shapes, textured brushwork, dripping spray and diluted latex, mercurial lines and polka dots for maximal works that never go too far: “I’d like to continue to push contemporary painting and what that can be. I’m focused on pushing myself as well as the viewer.” 

Brewer has exhibited in the High Museum of Art and is part of their permanent collection; and Alabama's Wiregrass Museum of Art, presenting works both inside and outside the museum walls. Brewer’s commissioned works continues to spread globally, including captivating site-specific pieces for Taiwan’s ‘Very Fun Park’ via the Fubon Art Foundation; a grain silo in Northam, Western Australia curated by FORM; the ISIL Institute in Peru; and the Frank Gehry-designed Facebook Inc. Global Headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

B. 1979, Atlanta, Georgia

Contact the gallery for available work HERE.

 
 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
Vivid Bunch #2 - Die Kunstagentin | Cologne, DE

2014
Art Basel, Library Street Collective, Goldman Properties, Wynwood Arts District | Miami, USA
Abstract – BC Gallery | Berlin, DE
The Shape of a Pocket – Sandler Hudson Gallery | Atlanta, USA
Intuitionists –The Drawing Center | New York, USA

2013
Exhibit Z – Library Street Collective | Detroit, USA

2012
Skate It or Hang It – Museum of Design Atlanta | Atlanta, USA
Off the Edge: curated by Karen Comer Lowe –Rialto Center for the Arts | Atlanta, USA

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
Die Kunstagentin | Cologne, DE
Sandler Hudson Gallery | Atlanta, USA

2015
HENSE – Library Street Collective | Detroit, USA

2014
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR – Wiregrass Museum of Art |Dothan, USA
HENSE: Drawings and Paintings – Sandler Hudson Gallery | Atlanta, USA

2013
New Paintings – Maxwell Colette Gallery | Chicago, USA
Prints and Paintings – Sandler Hudson Gallery | Atlanta, USA

2012
SPRAY – Sandler Hudson Gallery | Atlanta, USA