Year: 1970 Technique: Screen printing Size: 38 x 32 cm Edition: 160/250 Signed on the back
Alan Cote Windham County, 1937 Alan Cote grew up in the fifties when abstract expressionism was seen as one of the most important art movements. This movement explored ideas about the sublime and about spirituality. Alan Cote also works abstractly in this way. In his paintings he prefers to work with two large panels of the same size.A consistent feature in his work is the repeated rod-like shape, which Cote refers to as an element between a line and a shape.Although drawn precisely at first, these shapes are then painted freehand, demonstrating that the work is not meant to be perfect.His main interest is in color and the emotions that the colors convey.The different types of balance in relation to the elements, their size and symmetry are also an important part of his work.