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Alben

France Born in: 1973

Filled to the brim with cultural and art historic reference, Alben's paintings walk us through the jungle of collective imagery and then leave us there to find our way back. His dizzying array of everyday objects, well known personalities and anonymous characters create dreamy narratives of spectacular proportion.

Despite the fact that Alben is a self-taught artist, his work seamlessly pulls from a multitude of aesthetics belonging to the artistic canon. Viewing his canvases, one can detect hommage to Renaissance, Surrealism, Pop and Street Art; yet similar to Warhol's silkscreened appropriations, Alben's work is a catalyst for contemporary thought.

Growing up in France during the early 70's, Alben was exposed to a world growing increasingly smaller, thus it is not surprising that his paintings use social, political and artistic visuals that transcend border. Fittingly, his work has been received throughout the globe, speaking to audiences from Paris, Bordeaux, Brussels, Dubai, and New York City.

Despite this diversity of setting, the universality of Alben's images prompts the viewer to set up his/her own internal dialogues. As the eye frenetically jumps from one subject to the next, one is able to see history through Art's allegory. In a world where everything becomes a symbol for already consumed knowledge, Alben's paintings beseech the viewer to acknowledge his/her state of "presentness".

De-codifying the past's iconic puzzle, one is able to slow down the whirlwind of the now. If only for a moment, perception becomes clear and Alben's amalgamation of blurred memory is marked distinct from our own surroundings. As if walking from an intimate lesson, one leaves Alben's canvases with clarity of mind and the autonomy of a new step.

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Alben, David cars, Sculpture

Alben

David cars, 2020
65 x 40 x 35 cm
Sculpture

€ 7,500

Alben, Victoire de Samotrace Mexican snacks, Sculpture

Alben

Victoire de Samotrace Mexican snacks, 2020
90 x 71 x 42 cm
Sculpture

€ 7,500

Alben, Ronald caps, Sculpture

Alben

Ronald caps, 2020
80 x 40 x 38 cm
Sculpture

€ 8,000

Alben, David toys, Sculpture

Alben

David toys, 2020
65 x 40 x 35 cm
Sculpture

€ 7,500

Alben, M Mc Donald's, Sculpture

Alben

M Mc Donald's, 2020
100 x 120 x 10 cm
Sculpture

€ 8,500

Alben, Gun Dollar, Sculpture

Alben

Gun Dollar, 2019
16 x 24 x 7 cm
Sculpture

€ 850

Alben, Retable caps, Sculpture

Alben

Retable caps, 2020
92 x 57 x 13 cm
Sculpture

€ 7,500

Alben, Snow White Lollipops, Sculpture

Alben

Snow White Lollipops, 2020
73 x 23 x 20 cm
Sculpture

€ 4,200

Alben, Intian cutlery, Sculpture

Alben

Intian cutlery, 2020
57 x 40 x 27 cm
Sculpture

€ 6,500

Alben, Christ Bullets, Sculpture

Alben

Christ Bullets, 2020
140 x 80 x 25 cm
Sculpture

€ 33,000

Alben, Christ dollars, Sculpture

Alben

Christ dollars, 2019
60 x 53 x 9 cm
Sculpture

€ 2,100

Alben, Greek vinyles, Sculpture

Alben

Greek vinyles, 2019
76 x 60 x 28 cm
Sculpture

€ 6,800

Alben, Goldorak cars, Sculpture

Alben

Goldorak cars, 2019
60 x 27 x 11 cm
Sculpture

€ 3,600

Alben, Chinois coke, Sculpture

Alben

Chinois coke, 2019
50 x 42 x 28 cm
Sculpture

€ 5,000

Alben, Venus de Milo mother board, Sculpture

Alben

Venus de Milo mother board, 2019
115 x 38 x 28 cm
Sculpture

€ 8,000

Alben, Mao mort aux rats, Sculpture

Alben

Mao mort aux rats, 2019
65 x 30 x 20 cm
Sculpture

€ 6,500

Alben, Frites McDonald’s, Sculpture

Alben

Frites McDonald’s, 2016
15 x 15 x 5 cm
Sculpture

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Alben et François Poulat

In Arte Veritas

Alben et François Poulat
From May 12 To June 20, 2020

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