Jan Albers by Christiane Maria SchneiderJan Albers by Christiane Maria Schneider

Jan Albers

EditorChristiane Maria Schneider, Langen Foundation

Hardcover | June 11, 2012

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Jan Albers (b. Wuppertal 1971, grew up in Namibia; lives and works in Dusseldorf) represents a young generation of conceptual artists whose work returns time and again to the language of modernism, scrutinizing it and exploring its expressive dimensions. His objects are neither sculptures nor reliefs; his pictures, neither pure drawing nor painting nor collage. Albers conquers new terrifoty for art, demonstrating that is, even after modernism and post modernism, still possible and necessary to create works of art that are new and unlike anything we have seen before. It is not by accident that his art moves nimbly between Nelson Mandela and Ellsworth Kelly: this unusual tension between political engagement and spiritual yearning is what renders Albers's oeuvreso fascinating and persuasive. His works show that artistic invention and social relevance, far from being mutually exclusive, may in fact sustain each other.
Title:Jan AlbersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.25 × 9.75 × 0.98 inPublished:June 11, 2012Publisher:PRESTEL PUBLISHINGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3942405792

ISBN - 13:9783942405799