Pedro Alberti builds subtle composite images, layering boxes and canvases with rough, ghost like forms. The patchwork at times comes together to form entire landscapes. With organic hues and raw canvas, Alberti builds up each image, resolving and connecting figures even as they lie on rifts between sections. The geometry of each composition serves as a rigid reminder of the fragility of the abstracted images which lay over top. Part painting and part assemblage, Alberti’s work is exploratory and immersive, allowing viewers to experience shifting interiors and exteriors in multidimensional dimensional space. The mixed media and acrylic work is both schematic and representational. Each painting is part drawing, almost like hand writing on the canvas. Lines of white paint and objects protruding from the canvas articulate layers of reality as Alberti explores his thoughts. He channels an interest in philosophy, history, and current events into each work, creating pieces that reflect on and react to the world.
Born in Argentina, Alberti lives and works in the United States. He creates with the motto “I write paints and paint philosophy.”