Alben

Born in: 1964

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.

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Alben, Basquiat, Painting

Alben

Basquiat, 2014
130 x 81 x 4 cm
Painting

4 200 €

Alben, Bethoven, Sculpture

Alben

Bethoven, 2014
27 x 15 x 15 cm
Sculpture

2 100 €

Alben, David, Sculpture

Alben

David, 2014
50 x 40 x 20 cm
Sculpture

4 200 €

Alben, Mini tête David, Sculpture

Alben

Mini tête David, 2015
18 x 13 x 12 cm
Sculpture

750 €

Alben, Mini tête David, Sculpture

Alben

Mini tête David, 2015
18 x 13 x 12 cm
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Alben, Vanité Dollar, Sculpture

Alben

Vanité Dollar, 2015
12 x 7 x 8 cm
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Alben, Conserve Minestrone Soup, Sculpture

Alben

Conserve Minestrone Soup, 2015
14 x 8 x 8 cm
Sculpture

200 €

Alben, Conserve Tomato Soup, Sculpture

Alben

Conserve Tomato Soup, 2015
14 x 8 x 8 cm
Sculpture

200 €

Alben, Ouvrier chinois Coca Cola, Sculpture

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Ouvrier chinois Coca Cola, 2016
51 x 41 x 24 cm
Sculpture

6 300 €

Alben, Rhinocéros, Sculpture

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Rhinocéros, 2016
19 x 33 x 13 cm
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Alben, Christ Faïence, Sculpture

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Christ Faïence, 2016
43 x 34 x 9 cm
Sculpture

1 500 €

Alben, Christ Couverts, Sculpture

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Christ Couverts, 2016
62 x 51 x 11 cm
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Alben, Chewbacca Jouets, Sculpture

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Chewbacca Jouets, 2016
32 x 15 x 15 cm
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1 000 €

Alben, Chewbacca Snickers, Sculpture

Alben

Chewbacca Snickers, 2016
32 x 15 x 15 cm
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1 000 €

Alben, Christ Carambar Bleu, Sculpture

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Christ Carambar Bleu, 2016
14 x 4 x 3 cm
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Alben, Christ Carambar Caramel, Sculpture

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Christ Carambar Caramel, 2016
14 x 4 x 3 cm
Sculpture

130 €

Alben, Christ Carambar Jaune, Sculpture

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Christ Carambar Jaune, 2016
14 x 4 x 3 cm
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Alben, Requin Barbie, Sculpture

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Requin Barbie, 2016
16 x 42 x 14 cm
Sculpture

1 300 €

Alben, Requin Barbie, Sculpture

Alben

Requin Barbie, 2016
16 x 42 x 14 cm
Sculpture

1 300 €

Alben, Christ Carambar, Sculpture

Alben

Christ Carambar, 2016
43 x 34 x 9 cm
Sculpture

1 500 €

Alben, Conserve, Sculpture

Alben

Conserve, 2015
16 x 10 x 10 cm
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Alben, Buste de Mao, Sculpture

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Buste de Mao, 2016
29 x 27 x 16 cm
Sculpture

2 500 €

Alben, TV, Sculpture

Alben

TV, 2016
20 x 31 x 22 cm
Sculpture

3 500 €

Alben, Super Héros Japonnais, Sculpture

Alben

Super Héros Japonnais, 2016
59 x 24 x 11 cm
Sculpture

4 500 €

Alben, Christ fluorescent, Sculpture

Alben

Christ fluorescent, 2016
43 x 34 x 10 cm
Sculpture

1 500 €

Alben, Bloc Bonbons, Sculpture

Alben

Bloc Bonbons, 2016
30 x 20 x 6 cm
Sculpture

1 300 €

Alben, Bloc Frites McDonald's, Sculpture

Alben

Bloc Frites McDonald's, 2016
30 x 15 x 6 cm
Sculpture

500 €

Alben, Goldorak, Sculpture

Alben

Goldorak, 2016
47 x 20 x 12 cm
Sculpture

3 000 €

Alben, Frites McDonald’s, Sculpture

Alben

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

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