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Dave Alber is a Travel Painter whose illustrations have appeared most recently in That’s Shanghai, Suzhou Review, Open Magazine, and Nepali Renaissance. His comic “Bedding Shanghai” was featured in the 2018 Shanghai International Literary Festival’s Erotic Fiction Contest. For a limited time, Dave’s art catalogue Travel Art 2018: Intimationscan be preordered for free at DaveAlber.com.
ARTIST STATEMENT OF DAVE ALBER
“The images in Intimations are Travel Art painted with the intent to connect with others and share a mutual — and mirror-like— sense of wonder and joy within this world we inhabit. Paintings depict people, temples, cityscapes, food and drink, rituals of remembrance, and celebrations of friendship. The images are of the world we share together.
Painting in a neo-expressionist and colorist approach, I attempt to invoke or “call forth” an experience of that mutually reflective magical quality of an intense presence within an aesthetic frame occupied by people and objects in a rich environment pulsing with life.
These paintings are subjective and immersive, often layered or highly textured, and painted with a kaleidoscopic burst of colors, all with the intent to convey a palpable life-force energy, which might invade the viewer’s experience from the, often intentionally flattened, picture plane.
Thus, the flat-world of the apparent picture plane is transcended like the illusion of dream by the invocation of intimations — glimpses of light— as eyes blink themselves into wakefulness.”
Get Your Free Copy of my Art Book: INTIMATIONS
- 23 paintings reflecting adventures in China, Myanmar, and Nepal
- four travel articles
- two pages of hand painted comic art
- and one damn good recipe for cooking Mandarin Fish
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© Dave Alber 2018