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Alexis Rockman (American, b.1962)
LOT ID: 73623
Macrocosmos, 1989

Watercolor, and etching on paper.
40 х 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm.)
Signed, numbered and dated with "Macrocosmos" along the lower edge.
Lot description
Contemporary American artist Alexis Rockman (B. 1962, New York, NY) is known for his lushly colored paintings depicting futuristic landscapes impacted from climate change and environmental pollution. With his keen interest in science and natural history, Rockman creates stunning paintings with vivid details and an often maintains a dark sense of humor. As an artist, Rockman is able to capture the absurdity of human consumption and the tragedy of its impact on the environment and its species. Work by the artists is included in an exhibition at Phillips de Pury & Company, "Watercolors", currently on view in New York until October 19th.

One of Alexis Rockman’s earlier paintings, this work is stylistic of his stunning compositions infused with symbolic merging of natural elements often influenced by culture. Here the artist depicts the interaction of various insects, and reptiles entrapped in a spider's web, denoting the condition and upheaval of the interdependence and circular harmony of nature. This work measures 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm) and is in excellent condition.

Rockman received his degrees from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence Rhode Island, and the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY. He has exhibited extensively in Galleries throughout the US, including NyeHaus Galllery, Bravin + Lee, Leo Koenig Inc, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, as well as the Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles, Ca, the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, Texas, the MACRO Museo d'Arte Contemporanes Roma, Rome, Italy, among multiple others.

Select Public Collections:
Brooklyn Museum of Art (New York, NY)
Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, DC)
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA)
Macrocosmos by Alexis Rockman
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