Albrecht von Alvensleben
*1984 in Swakopmund, Namibia
Albrecht von Alvensleben’s works are moving at the intersection between design, photography and architecture. As a student of Zaha Hadid and Greg Lynn, he could develop his interest for architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. From 2009 to 2010 Albrecht von Alvensleben studied at New York City’s Cooper Union School of Architecture with a full tuition scholarship. The imprint for applied arts, which was mediated at university, can be found throughout the works of Alvensleben – the focus on design, interior fitting and architecture give prove of that. At the Moment Albrecht von Alvensleben works and lives in New York.
Albrecht is interested in the intersections of architecture photogrphy and graphics. As an architect he always moves inbetween of these. In these series he works a lot at the edge or inbetween of these perfections. He takes familiar scenes and buildings from New York and then uses different digital tools, solarisationfilters and different black and white converters to focus on the details. By blending out all necessary by framing the important part of the picture the outcome is the essence. What stays is the pure composition, the object reduced to the forms, lines and shadows. The photograph almost jumps over to be a graphic work, but just little details bring it back to the recognition of being a photograph.