Alan Rose Contemporary Art
Alan Rose’s art picks up the threads of minimalism, kinetic art and optical art from the 60s, when art became less about the emotional state of the artist than the mental state of the viewer. In a sense they also link with Sol le Witt’s conceptualism, where the “ planning and decision-making are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair”. The intuitive, creative process is moved one step backwards, but never dispensed with.
The works are 3-dimensional, and therefore exhibit a kinetic quality, changing with the viewing angle and with the light source. In this respect they connect with architecture, and le Cobusier’s statement that he saw himself as “a sculptor of light”. The final objective is to set up a sense of confusion in the mind of the viewer, placing the work somewhere between order and chaos, and inviting a protracted viewing time