Hollywood icons, kings, old cars, superheroes … By accumulating images mostly taken from pop iconography from the 50s to today, Alben plays with kitsch, always subtly. This symbolism, which remains enigmatic, establishes an intimate and even spiritual relationship with the viewer. In addition to paintings, made especially for the bomb and with stencils he makes himself one by one, Alben also features original sculptures. In fulfilling its busts in resin with objects from everyday life, candy or toys for children, Alben remembers his childhood and once again underlines a latent nostalgia, very present in his work. It is simply the way of being of Alben, autonomous and independent artist.
Francesca Bain De Soleil at elslledoners.com - the best Erotica online
Her body is starkly lit and she stares directly at the viewer. The two men, dressed as young dandies , seem to be engaged in conversation, ignoring the woman. In front of them, the woman's clothes, a basket of fruit, and a round loaf of bread are displayed, as in a still life. In the background, a lightly clad woman bathes in a stream. Too large in comparison with the figures in the foreground, she seems to float above them. The roughly painted background lacks depth, giving the viewer the impression that the scene is not taking place outdoors, but in a studio. This impression is reinforced by the use of broad "studio" light, which casts almost no shadows.