My work is inspired by an ongoing observation of the situations happening around me.
everything from the larger, shared impact of our current events to the more familiar and personal moments that we may experience on a regular basis. I look at these occurrences not in isolation from one another but collectively and often informing a larger conversation about how we are all connected. I use my work as an opportunity to reflect on and preserve these times. Because of this, I often see the final works as reminders or artifacts of what is taken away and I have come to use this perspective as a guide in my work — to create something worth being reminded of.
A large part of my approach is informed by typography, and looking at ways of abstracting or deconstructing letterforms to explore a message through a more visual or physical language. In various ways, the shapes and relationships within each work are informed by letters and characters from an underlying message within the piece. By abstracting the message, my intention is to reconsider its relationship and shift the viewer from simply reading and consuming words to experiencing and connecting with an idea through a more tangible language of form and color.
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 the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Rag & Bone, Vans, Paypal and Blue Moon Brewing Co.
Current & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS/
OCTOBER 19-20, 2019
GOWANUS OPEN STUDIOS
166 7TH STREET, BROOKLYN, NY
LEGION, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
INTERNATIONAL TYPOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
BLACK DIAMOND GALLERY, BROOKLYN, NY
Outré Gallery, Melbourne, AUS.
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