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Matthew Albanese

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A New Life#1, 2011 C-print Mounted on Gallery Plexiglass 53x60" © Matthew Albanese
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Wildfire, 2010 Lambda C-print 28x48" © Matthew Albanese
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Tornado, 2009 Photography 20x30" © Matthew Albanese
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Breaking Point, 2009 Photography 21x40 Inches © Matthew Albanese
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Paprika Mars, 2008 Photography 20x30 Inches © Matthew Albanese
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Room on Fire, 2009 Photography 20x30 Inches © Matthew Albanese
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Aurora Borealis, 2009 Photography 20x30 Inches © Matthew Albanese
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Waterglass, 2009 Photography 20x30 Inches © Matthew Albanese
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Above The B.Q.E, 2008 Photography 20x30 Inches © Matthew Albanese
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After The Storm, 2009 Photography 25x25" © Matthew Albanese
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Sugarland, 2008 Photography 20x30 Inches © Matthew Albanese
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Mars#2, 2008 Photography 20x30 Inches © Matthew Albanese
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Into the wood, 2009 Photography 20x30 Inches © Matthew Albanese
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"Everything We Ever Were", 2010 Photograohy/mixed 40x15" © Matthew Albanese
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Icebreaker, 2010 Photography © Matthew Albanese
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Paradise, 2010 Photography 42x48" © Matthew Albanese
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Lay of the Land, January - February 2014
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Englewood,NJ
Birth year
1983
Lives in
New Jersey
Works in
New Jersey, NY
Tags
cultural-center mixed-media, gallery, FOUNDATION, research, non-profit, government, studio-lofts, arts-education, guild, collective, publication, Association installation, realism, landscape, surrealism, modern, traditional, photography, digital, abstract, figurative, conceptual, sculpture
Statement

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.