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Matthew Albanese

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Birth year

Lives in
New Jersey

Works in
New Jersey, NY


sculpture, conceptual, figurative, abstract, digital, photography, traditional, modern, surrealism, landscape, realism, Association installation, publication, collective, guild, arts-education, studio-lofts, government, non-profit, research, FOUNDATION, gallery, cultural-center mixed-media


My work involves the construction of small-scale meticulously detailed models using various materials and objects to create emotive landscapes. Every aspect from the construction to the lighting of the final model is painstakingly pre-planned using methods which force the viewers perspective when photographed from a specific angle. Using a mixture of photographic techniques such as scale, depth of field, white balance and lighting I am able to drastically alter the appearance of my materials.

The past models used to make my photographs have all been destroyed. Typically they are made using various materials that are not intended to be permanent.  The final piece comes to life when the landscape is viewed through a camera lens from one specific angle. The models tend to look dramatically different in person. Some of my creations exist at different times and in different parts to be composited later, and others are even destroyed during the process of their creation i.e. the burning room.  Through experimentation and developing new methods, the models have become a transient aspect to my work.

Recent Exhibits

Matthew Albanese participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2015 Feel Big Live Small
Jun, 2011 Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities
Museum of Arts and Design
May, 2010 American ReConstruction: An exhibition of new photography
Winkleman Gallery
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