Jan Albers (b. 1971, Wuppertal, Germany) grew up in Namibia and studied at the Kunstakademie Duesseldorf. Albers’s image-works are engendered through what is, on occasion, a considerable exertion of strength, a process the artist calls “constructing”. Albers integrates heavy materials like metal or ceramics, with metal tubing needing to be cut and bent to appropriate size and holes drilled into ceramic pieces. He then assembles, or collages, the prepared materials into image-objects and even frequently attaches objects. The finished works are placed in protective Plexiglas boxes.Read More
Major solo exhibitions have been held at the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn (2019); Sharjah Art Museum (2019); Hamburger Kunsthalle (2017); Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven (2016); Kunstpalais Erlangen; Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal (both 2015); Leopold-Hoesch-Museum; Dueren; Kunsthalle Giessen (2013); Langen Foundation, Neuss (2012). Selected group exhibitions include Transfer Korea-NRW, Seoul, South Korea; The end of the line: attitudes in drawing, organized by Hayward Touring, UK; Optical & Visionary Art since the 1960s, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX and Memorial Gallery at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; and Non-stop beautiful ladies, Marfa, TX. Albers was awarded the 2006 Pollock Krasner Foundation Award. His work is included in such collections as the Kunstmuseum Bonn, Museum Kunstpalast Duesseldorf or the Deutsche Bank Collection.
Text courtesy 1301PE.