ANDREAS ALBRECTSEN

 

SECOND NATURE

 

Just now, our self portraits seem neither to anchor nor extend. Why?

Perhaps because our likenesses are as fragmented as our lives,

and we cannot be sure of ourselves from day to day

 

- Hillel Schwarz, The Culture of The Copy: Striking Likeness, Unreasonable Facsimiles.

 

You can’t catch your own shadow - you can try but it won’t work…

Believe me I’ve tried.

In the realms of a shared heritage, I find without seeking.

I collect and record the silhouettes of others.

It is a habit, a haven and a hunting ground for me.

To construct oneself as an Artist, one needs to build a hierarchy of intuition…

 

“What works? What doesn’t work?”…

The Artist is always at work but no one knows what

he or she is working on, which is why (the artist)

is always an interesting subject to

observe and portray.

 

Observing, remembering and imagining.

To jump cut through the cognitive gaps of these

three activities is what sums up my praxis.

Drawing is our native language, it is what we

rely on in situations where we are unable to speak

or write, or simply when there is

nothing to say or do…it is essentially a democratic medium.

 

But as we start to draw

images of things we are attracted to;

images that represent what we are separated from,

we separate ourselves from the world.

In return, what I have found over time is a sense of

perspective as I walk backwards towards the future.

 

Andreas Albrectsen,

Copenhagen, July 30, 2014.

 

 

Andreas Albrectsen är född i Köpenhamn 1986

och utbildad på Konsthögskolan i Malmö

 där han avlade sin Masterexamen 2013.

 

 

 

Silenced Icon, 2012. Graphite pencil on paper. 56 x 76 cm. Beskuren.

 

Silenced Icon, 2012. Graphite pencil on paper. 56 x 76 cm.

Utan titel, 2013. Graphite pencil och graphite dust on paper. 103 x 126 cm. Beskuren.

Utan titel, 2013. Graphite pencil och graphite dust on paper. 103 x 126 cm

Silenced Icon, 2012. Graphite pencil on paper. 56 x 76 cm. Beskuren.

Silenced Icon, 2012. Graphite pencil on paper. 56 x 76 cm.

Complexions III-IV. 2014. Found Drawings, Post-it Notes. Framed. 2 x 66 x 53 cm.