Surface Spectrum Artist Feature: Scott Albrecht
Scott Albrecht was born in 1983 in New Brunswick, NJ, and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. In 2003, he received a degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Philadelphia. Perhaps best known for his cut, painted and assembled wood pieces, he also works in a variety of other mediums including steel, collage and pen & ink on paper, panel, sculptures and murals. His work has been published and exhibited both domestically and internationally. Scott has collaborated with a number of clients including Paypal, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Rag & Bone, Vans and Blue Moon Brewing Co..In addition to showing at Mash Gallery, Albrecht is currently participating in the Holdout residency in Portugal. Albrecht will be showing new works in an exhibition in Alcobaça following the residency.
“Within my work, a large part of my approach involves abstracting typography and exploring an idea in a more visual or physical way. Through various approaches, the shapes and relationships within each work are informed by letters and characters from an underlying message within the piece. It’s intentional that these works alter the relationship a viewer has with its legibility in an attempt to shift from simply reading and consuming a message to experiencing and considering an idea through a more visual language.”
Surface Spectrum is on view through June 8th at Mash Gallery in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. Open weekly Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00 – 6:00 PM.