Deconstructing type with Scott Albrecht’s impressive new art
Subliminal Projects, this multifunctional gallery space in the historic neighborhood of Echo Park, is more than pleased to present New Translations, a solo exhibition of new works by Brooklyn-based artist Scott Albrecht. Featuring a collection of works on paper, woodworks and sculpture, Albrecht’s latest work showcases a concentrated evolution in his graphic approach and visual language.
Inspired by recent events that have resonated with the artist —both personal and cultural— Albrecht has found focus in the abstract in his latest endeavor with his works largely based in typography but have their legibility masked in a variety of techniques; bold color-blocking, varying depths, non-uniform grids, or a lack of spacing between words.
“Scott Albrecht in his art finds the elegant tension between the bold and sublime. His abstraction and deconstruction of type forms combined with his sophisticated color theory and surface treatments yield artworks that are immediate, yet command a deeper and closer look” says Shepard Fairey, Artist and Founder of Subliminal Projects.
Albrecht’s mainly visual approach for the exhibit is the result of an extensive process that starts with a hand-rendered drawing and requires hours of precision production work.
Scott Albrecht was born in 1983 in New Brunswick, N.J., and raised in Bethlehem Township, NJ. In 2003, he received a degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Philadelphia. His work incorporates elements of woodworking, hand-drawn typography, geometric collage, using vintage printed ephemera and found objects.