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Colour Progression- Isabel Albrecht

18.01.2008 - 17.02.2008

11 Church Street NW8 8EE London

Isabel Albrecht

Repetition has been central to the work of Isabel Albrecht, mainly under the aspect of pure recurrence, as central means to generate pattern and a rigorous repetitive working practice.
While her work is based on constructivist principles such as symmetry, progression and serial order and follows simple pre-determined systems and self-imposed regulations, the pictorial effects of the works are often surprising and incalculable quite in spite of their firm origin in logical calculation.

Central to Albrecht’s work is the continuous use of the single repeated vertical line. Either as fine tonally-nuanced lines in the simple progression-paintings or the multi-coloured paintings which often take urban architecture as their inspiration.

In the new paintings Albrecht identically repeats light and dark sequence of one colour or a sucession of coloured lines. The coloured lines can be variegated, but are harmoniously balanced. The lines are applied meticulously parallell to each other, each line standing slightly embossed next to the other.
They are uncountable, controlled, small brush-lines. Minute fluctuations and irregularities in the thickness or density of the painted or pencilled lines and the addition of these differences shapes the emergence of an accidental, random pattern and brings a strong dynamic to the work.

Isabel Albrecht has studied Drawing at Camberwell College of Art from 1998 until 2002 and at the Royal College of Art from 2002 to 2004. She now lives and works in Frankfurt.

...Overview 2008