Over the Influence is pleased to present California-based artist Daniel Albirgo’s first exhibition with the gallery Flora.
Albrigo’s monochromatic, hyper-realist oil paintings read as surreal Polaroid snapshots aimed at the exquisite presence of nature oft overlooked or ignored. Gathered in glass vases, lilies and roses, rendering in exacting detail, appear sculptural and otherworldly. The pollen on the stamen, the folds of the petals, and the veins of the leaves, are so deftly reproduced that one half expects to be able to lean in and catch a waft of their honeyed fragrance. Perhaps reminding us all to pause, look around, and smell the flowers.
Daniel Albrigo is a Southern California based artist, drawing influence from aspects of modern American culture. Albrigo predominantly works with the medium of Painting, but also includes Photography, Drawing and various Printing Methods in his work practice. He explores classical and contemporary themes of realism. From 2009-2020 Albrigo and Genesis P-Orridge had an ongoing working relationship and produced collaborative work as well as multiple split exhibitions. The collaborative work he created with P-Orridge has been shown at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City, The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and The Rubin Museum of Art in New York City. Daniel Albrigo was born in Pomona California in 1982 and currently resides in Huntington Beach, California.