About the piece
Albertson’s intriguing interpretations of mundane conventional objects further develop into the construction of abstracted schematic landscapes. Albertson divorces tape from the material’s common associations usefulness and uses this material to cut into new minimal geometric compositions.
The color, texture, and translucency of these materials deconstructs and meshes the brackets which differentiates photography from painting; the overlapping of this material is inspired by color field paintings.
About the artist
NICK ALBERTSON (b. 1983, Boston, Massachusetts) received his MFA in Photography at Columbia College Chicago. He received his BA in Photography from Bard College in 2006. His work has been exhibited in Chicago, Portland, Seattle, and New York as well as internationally at the Pingyao International Photo Festival.
Rubber bands, plastic straws, paper napkins, and other various everyday household items are the basis of his artistic practice. In his work he strip utilitarian objects of their functions, repurposing them to create complicated, layered compositions. Items usually relegated to the background of our lives are foregrounded for the viewers’ visual examination.