Dave Alber creates Travel Art and Travel Writing. His Travel Art shares an experience of wonder at our cultural continuity and universal humanity.
Dave Alber’s exhibition Bridging the Gap is an experiment in “narrative space”. It brings work from three disciplines (comics, illustrations, and fine art) into one unique narrative space.
Its location in WangDe Art Space brings art to a residential setting, reminding us that art is not only for museums, but is actually far more accessible and even intimate. In this environment, images and text (in English and Chinese) pulse between media-based, utilitarian, and purely aesthetic contexts… blurring the boundaries between each in a truly international context. The foreign and domestic blend together and “bridge the cultural gap” through communications in both languages and the purely aesthetic realm beyond language. Narrative becomes space… and space becomes a social and experiential aesthetic whole.
Current Impasto Painting Exhibition
Current Solo Show
KunChef in Kunshan, Jiangsu, China
Travel Art paintings published most recently in these magazines:
What people are saying:
Panel at The Shanghai International Literary Festival:
“The effort that Dave put into making Bedding Shanghai… it’s just wonderful.”
“Honestly, I have thought so much about Puxi and Pudong, but I’ve never thought about it like this. So much effort. Thank you for sharing this with us. What a gift.”
“Very beautifully drawn. Simple and effective.”
Travel Art investors:
“The portrait makes me feel warm. The figures are lively with their smiles. I can see the happiness, innocence, wisdom and kindness on their faces.”
“These paintings can keep you open-minded and uplift your frequency. They contain the painter’s perception of life, which are always showing you an opportunity to see it’s possible to express who you are and be your own style. What’s the value of the works of paintings being able to encourage and inspire you to open your own unique adventure of life.”
“You would be surprised how a raised-and-born American thoroughly understands Oriental culture and arts. Dave, the painter, has grasped the essence of Chinese ink painting and well practiced it into these paintings. This combination of Western background and Eastern arts is quite profound and fantastic.”
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Statement, Bio, and CV
“Wonder is the doorway.”
Dave Alber creates Travel Art and Travel Writing. His Travel Art shares an experience of wonder at our cultural continuity and universal humanity. His recent Travel Art exhibitions INTIMATIONS and Ravages of Time & Permanence of Wonder are in Kunshan and Suzhou, China respectively. Dave’s comic art and illustrations have appeared recently in That’s Shanghai, Suzhou Review, Shaving in the Dark, Open Magazine, and Nepali Renaissance. His comic “Bedding Shanghai” was featured in the Shanghai International Literary Festival. You can receive Dave’s art book Dave Alber: Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations for free at ILoveTravelArt.com. Dave’s longer Bio and Artist Statement is here.
- 23 paintings reflecting adventures in China, Myanmar, and Nepal
- four travel articles
- two pages of hand painted comic art
- and one delicious recipe for cooking Mandarin Fish
What readers say about Travel Art: INTIMATIONS:
“Fascinating idea to combine travel art into a book and a website community.”
“Creative expression from travel impressions married to art.”
“Master of your imagination.”
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