In his process of transitioning existing images to drawing, Albrectsen investigate forms of temporality and representation that coincides and contrasts with contemporary image culture.Using the drawing as a rhetorical tool, Albrectsen narrates a new and more personal story around the found image. Using associative logic, he often stages unrelated motifs, creating new symbolic displacements and mental images. ‘Afterwardness’ is a psychoanalytical concept, which describes how concealed memories are altered in accordance with later experience. This idea plays a significant role in Albrectsen’s artistic practice; his drawings are essentially private readings of a current collective memory. With a conceptual and photorealistic approach, Albrectsen uses the loss of image-information through reproduction, to build a new visual territory that is both picture and trace. There is an emotional presence and aesthetical distance that seems to occur simultaneously on the paper plane. This relation seems ambiguous, yet strangely reminiscent of our digital reality today.
Andreas Albrectsen (b. 1986, Copenhagen) BFA in fine arts from Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (2011) and MFA in fine arts from Malmö Art Academy (2013). Recent exhibitions include: Art History Collection, Parts Project, Haag, 2017. Auto Strata, Galleri Arnstedt Östra karup, 2016. Paramnesia, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, 2015. The Hot Show, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, 2015. Understrøm - ung nordisk Kunst, ARoS, 2014. 24 Spaces - a cacaphony, Malmö konsthall, 2013. Species of Space, Skissernas museum, 2013. Upcoming soloshow in September 2018: Art on Paper, BOZAR - Centre of Fine Arts, Bruxelles.
Andreas Albrectsen: Untitled (Track & Trace II) 2017. Charcoal, Graphite and spray paint on paper, 114 x 146 cm
Andreas Albrectsen: Autostrata (exhibition view, Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup) 2016. Graphite on paper, 38 x 56 cm (each)
Writers Block (spray paint palimpsests, Berlin 1989-2015, Andreas Albrectsen: Writers Block (spray paint palimpsests, Berlin 1989-2015) 2015. Wallpaint, spray paint and dirt Dimensions variable
Writers Block (spray paint palimpsests, Berlin 1989-2015) 2015 (Detail). Wallpaint, spray paint and dirt, dimensions variable
Andreas Albrectsen: Calibergraphy, 2015. 27 frottage drawings of found bullet holes. Graphite on tracing paper