I am fascinated with the evolution of the cosmos and the complexity of existence. I try to understand the mechanisms hidden behind the directly observable world by looking at scientific research and philosophy. For example, I am interested in astronomy and cosmology, geology and evolutionary biology. The ways in which we perceive the world and gain knowledge about it also plays a role in my work. Some of the questions that occupy me are: will we ever be able to thoroughly scrutinise the true nature of all there is? Or are these aims impossible by definition?
My work mainly consists of paintings, but I also make installations. These are always collage-like ‘spaces’ where very large and very small structures and phenomena found in nature meet. I play with the individual objects in relationship to the whole: each part and each work is part of something bigger, creating their own self-contained systems.
Simone Albers (Nijmegen, 1990) graduated in 2012 from ArtEZ University of the Arts Arnhem. In 2017 she had a solo exhibition in Museum het Valkhof and in 2019 she was nominated for the Royal Prize for Modern Painting.www.simonealbers.com