Jan Albers   
sidEstEpstEp 7, 2020, 2020, Cast resin, 30 × 30 × 20 cm

Jan Albers born 1971, Wuppertal, Germany
Jan Albers studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy from 1992 to 1998, among others with Jan Dibbets. After studying painting at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, he felt early on that working within the established protocols of color and canvas set limits. In his practice, he folds, pours, paints, shapes, flatters, and presses material to create objects that merge and enliven the orthodoxies of the predominant genres. His expansive, abstract reliefs sometimes remind us of photographs of distant planets or mountain massifs, sometimes of urban architecture or the formal reduction of American Minimal Art. Jan Albers is considered one of the central positions of abstract contemporary art. In 1996 he exhibited his own works for the first time at the Galerie Lukas & Hoffmann in Cologne. In 2003 his first institutional solo exhibition entitled "Transistor" took place at the Museum Het Valkhof in Nijmegen. Since then there have been continuous exhibitions in museums and galleries in Germany and abroad.