About Dave Alber, Travel Artist
Dave Alber is the founder and inventor of Hybrid Oil 360° Panoramic VR Paintings, which are physical/virtual hybrid paintings that occupy a physical space in the gallery while simultaneously manifesting within the virtual world of 360° panoramic technology. Thus, the paintings are both physical and virtual.
Dave Alber’s recent Travel Art exhibitions and events in Suzhou, Kunshan, and Shanghai, China have been:
- Old World, New World featuring Hybrid Oil 360° Panoramic VR Paintings (coming soon: September 2019),
- Contact solo show,
- Art Auction for Schoolchildren in Kenya with Nathan Pelton,
- A Brief History of Impasto Painting,
- Elevate Art Talk in Shanghai with Dave Alber,
- Art Drop Shanghai,
- Ravages of Time & Permanence of Wonder with Benj Kinenga,
- INTIMATIONS solo show.
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.
Short Biography of Dave Alber
Dave Alber was educated extensively in the Humanities: practicing and studying the fine arts at the University of West Georgia (BFA) and studying mythology at Pacifica Graduate Institute (MA). For twenty years he earned a living as an illustrator and graphic designer. Yet, he felt a deep desire to live abroad, travel regularly, and enjoy rich new cultural experiences every day.
He sold most of his belongings and booked a flight to Kathmandu, Nepal, where — when not visiting historic temples, celebrating raucous festivals, and hiking through the Himalayan foothills — he developed The Rhythm of Health: Post-Traumatic Stress Education and Relaxation Training Program® for suffering soldiers. While teaching at the university level and traveling in Costa Rica, Saudi Arabia, and China, he developed the Easy American Accent® brand of English learning products.
Along the way he published:
- To the Dawn, a book of poetry,
- Myth & Medium, a book about art,
- Alien Sex in Silicon Valley, a novel, and
- The Heart of Myth: Wisdom Stories from Endangered Peoples, a global anthology of world mythology.
In time, he asked himself how art and writing could best connect with people directly to share the florescence of the diverse human experience across the globe. With this purpose, he began painting Travel Art (particularly Hybrid Oil 360° Panoramic VR Paintings) and publishing travel writing. Presently, he sells his paintings locally in Suzhou, China (the art capital of the Ming and Qing Dynasties), on Chinese social media, and ILoveTravelArt.com where his Travel Art Adventurer’s Club offers exclusive deals, discounts on commissioned work, portrait painting, and special invitations to fine art auctions.
Artist Statement of Dave Alber
“The images in Intimations are Travel Art painted with the intent to connect with others and share a mutual — and mirror-like — sense of wonder and joy within this world we inhabit. Paintings depict people, temples, cityscapes, food and drink, rituals of remembrance, and celebrations of friendship. The images are of the world we share together.
“Painting in a neo-expressionist and colorist approach, I attempt to invoke or ‘call forth’ an experience of that mutually reflective magical quality of an intense presence within an aesthetic frame occupied by people and objects in a rich environment pulsing with life.
“These paintings are subjective and immersive, often layered or highly textured, and painted with a kaleidoscopic burst of colors, all with the intent to convey a palpable life-force energy, which might invade the viewer’s experience from the, often intentionally flattened, picture plane.
Thus, the flat-world of the apparent picture plane is transcended like the illusion of dream by the invocation of intimations — glimpses of light — a s eyes blink themselves into wakefulness.”
- 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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