Artsper guarantees: secure online transactions, worldwide shipping and free returns! Find out more

Alben

Born in: 1973

France

Biography

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.

Read more
    Tags
  • Sculpture

  • Sculpture Metal

  • Sculpture Resin

  • French Artist

Share this artist

Alben, Gun Dollar, Sculpture

Alben

Gun Dollar, 2019
6.3 x 9.4 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$995

Alben, Astro water gun, Sculpture

Alben

Astro water gun, 2019
45.7 x 26 x 16.1 inch
Sculpture

$14,627

Alben, Valise books, Sculpture

Alben

Valise books, 2019
16.1 x 23.6 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$7,899

Alben, R2D2 Cars, Sculpture

Alben

R2D2 Cars, 2018
18.1 x 11.4 x 7.5 inch
Sculpture

$5,851

Alben, Pulp Casimir, Sculpture

Alben

Pulp Casimir, 2019
8.7 x 5.5 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$1,346

Alben, Buste de Mao aux couverts, Sculpture

Alben

Buste de Mao aux couverts, 2016
11.4 x 10.6 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$3,393

Alben, Valise candy, Sculpture

Alben

Valise candy, 2019
16.5 x 22.8 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$7,899

Alben, Oil Can Coke, Sculpture

Alben

Oil Can Coke, 2019
9.1 x 6.3 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$2,516

Alben, Goldorak Cars, Sculpture

Alben

Goldorak Cars, 2019
22.8 x 11 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$5,032

Alben, Frites McDonald’s, Sculpture

Alben

Frites McDonald’s, 2016
5.9 x 5.9 x 2 inch
Sculpture

Sold out

Few works remaining by Alben

These are the last remaining works by Alben.
To be notified by email when new works become available click on the button below.

Alben doesn’t have any exhibitions.

We’re sorry but the artist doesn’t currently have any exhibitions.
Follow Alben to receive a notification as soon as new exhibitions are added.