Art Collection Go with The Flow, 2020
  • Artist
    Peter Alexander
  • Media
  • Location
    LOTTE HOTEL WORLD, 1st Floor, Lobby
  • Description of the Work

    In the 1st floor lobby at LOTTE HOTEL WORLD, there is a unique art installation that is somewhat different from conventional framed artworks, namely one resembling a series of industrial urethane tubes. This urethane piece consisting of 10 components, each different in color and size, is the work of artist and lover of Southern Californian sunshine Peter Alexander, which aptly illustrates his trademark use of new materials not traditionally employed in art, which sought to dematerialize his work. He explored light, space and human perception in his works that brought to the fore the absorption, penetration and reflection of light using no more than industrial materials such as urethane, resin and plastic resin. He left his mark on American art history before his passing in 2020. In the spirit of the piece entitled Go with the Flow, our eyes are subject to the natural flow of things and continued observation may evoke the feeling of a warm light steadily flowing out, as intended by the artist through this work. The piece was produced in the year of his passing and can be seen as one of the last recorded pieces from his body of work.

  • About the Artist

    Born in Los Angeles in 1939, Peter Alexander made a name for himself with polyester resin pieces in the 1960s. A lifelong avid surfer, he was inspired for years by the polyester resin used to laminate his surfboards, before he eventually began using it as an art Media. In the 1960s, he led the Light and Space movement and emerged as a key figure in the Los Angeles art scene among other artists like Robert Irwin and James Turrell, establishing himself as a pioneer of the Light and Space movement in California. He drew artistic inspiration from many sources, including his native Californian landscapes, geometry, phenomena of color and light, and nuances of perspective. The sum total of this inspiration was expressed in the form of a translucent sculpture known as his signature work. In addition to sculptures, he produced a variety of works, including paintings, drawings, lithographs, and Polaroid photos. His works are on display at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, as well as leading art museums and universities such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Peter Alexander (1939–2020, United States)
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    University of Southern California
    University of California, Berkeley
    Architectural Association in London
    University of Pennsylvania