Simone Albers is fascinated by the evolution of the cosmos and the complexity of existence. Using natural scientific research and philosophical theories, she investigates the mechanisms hidden behind the directly perceptible world, seeking to understand this complexity. Her work creates spaces, sometimes fictitious, where spectacles of different objects reveal themselves, unfolding a new story. These objects are not representations of objects from nature, dead or alive, but rather archetypes that underlie these natural forms. They are self-contained, universal forms that replace the images of natural objects, especially organisms. Created by simple movements of the painter, they are mutually equivalent, arranged, transparent and layered. Applied with a brush or poured onto canvas, paper or on the museum floor, the paint generates its own landscape. In this way the painterly action becomes a metaphor for the creation of natural entities, resulting in ambiguous figures. These figures interchange between matter and energy, microscopic and gigantic, abstract and figurative, physical and metaphysical. The series is an ode to the history, the evolution and the nature of the universe as an autonomous force.
For the series “Fabric of Reality” Simone started experimenting with a very old technique: marbling. Her paints, mediums, detergents and solvents are being mixed and ground to create a new reality in which different materials repel and attract each other: an analogy to nature's structures and forces.