The first impression on discovering Alban’s art is usually that of surprise. These old rusty pieces of metal are actually faked – they are combined sculptures and paintings that have been constructed by the artist out of wood, plaster and resin. They don't even replicate reality since scale, symbols and icons have been voluntarily distorted. These 'authentic fakes' question pre-conceived ideas and human attraction for vintage objects that mirror our own ageing.
Alban (b.1967) lives and works in Paris. He graduated from Ecole des Gobelins in Paris and started his career as a set designer for animated movies before deciding to focus on his own art ten years ago. Alban is presented by several art galleries in France and Israel and in the UK with >french art studio since 2006.