ÁDÁM ALBERT

About the Art of Ádám Albert

Ádám Albert is an analytical engineer of the meaning. His earlier works, which already came into action on the edge of artistic institutions or even beyond them, already told about such a conceptual way of creation in the course of which the artist reflects on a process besides creating art. During this process, the work of art is born not just as a thing but also as the abstract carrier of the meaning of art.
One of the main questions of his enamelled panels (that can be interpreted as laboratory street-art) referred to presentation as art, that is, how the place of a work of art and its institutional position influence the viewer’s conditioned sight. What differs two forms from each other, art from non-art if they have the same bearing surfaces that impregnate the same texture. Is art as sign able to point towards a meaning beyond itself? The artist goes even further this time: he questions the possibility of medialization of art’s abstract code system. The components and building blocks of his works are such pictograms which examine the potential of deliverance of art’s meaning. His pictures, which have typographical affinity, set up the basics of a visual framework and also lay orientation points for the audience in the mechanism of generating meaning. Since art can be understood as retinal machinery whose bare virtual automatisms come into being in the gallery. The artist uses cleaned channels without technics and technology which do not include any disturbing element. There is no interference, even error message is composed into the system. Every drawn line of the artist is determined and reasoned from the respect of graphic connotation. The clear mechanisms of the meaning’s deliverance and reception throb in these works filled with minimalism and monochronicity.
Ádám Albert works with such distilled constructions that he provides with the brand sign of the decoder. The forms put on the mimicry of two-wave radios that flash the mechanisms of meaning mediation. The quasi-objects function as sign blocks in the space and they are thought to highlight a procedure in the course of which a sign passes through this machinery and finally becomes a meaning, a body with the help of a common clue. The onput and output of the sign suggest a common encoding mechanism which is analysed by Ádám Albert. Thus the steps of the artist’s decoding reasoning are included in the exhibited pictures. However, the works of Ádám Albert are not only frames and spare conceptual constructions. Their accuracy also offers retinal pleasure for those viewers who are already prepared from minimalism.

Áron Fenyvesi