Leslie Sacks Contemporary is pleased to present an interview with Alex Weinstein in a short film by Eric Minh Swenson.
Alex Weinstein’s seascape paintings push identifiable imagery to the absolute edge of recognition, blurring the line between representation and abstraction. His singular panels appear as abstract color field paintings; when combined as a diptych, however, ocean imagery takes shape, as the two panels ground one another in realism.
Weinstein’s sculptural work looks sliced from the ocean's surface, full of texture, drama and weight. Weinstein uses automotive paint and fiberglass to create a high gloss finish, which reflects light from every angle, revealing a depth and spectrum of color in each panel. True to the ephemeral nature of the ocean itself, the surface appears to shift constantly and is visually elusive.
Alex Weinstein’s work is held in significant private and corporate collections and is in the permanent collection of the Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California.