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Daniel Albers was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and has been inspired by the environment of being raised in the Midwest environment. This area was once coined as the Badlands where my seed was planted in art. My entire life has been my passion for art, first drawing, painting and working on the letterpress. I create by using all three mediums separately and also combing mediums and experimenting to create my art. As a artist to his style or desire if put on a spectrum, I strive to want to portray realistically with moments working in abstraction. I was very lucky growing up and having family experiences of visiting relatives that farmed and lived in small towns that reflected the past... of old abandoned buildings and vehicles that portrayed the harshness of weather and time of the badlands. Other things that inspire me is that these small towns all contained at least one church, a cafe a place where farmers and people gathered to eat, drink, and discuss issues of the time. These places became time-capsules of the past. I hold onto the idea that every object has a story and a connection to the past.
In college my focus was in Art and design at the University of Nebraska earning a BFA in Painting with an endorsement in Art and Technology moving my style into graphic design and exploring figurative art. Through this the athletic department commissioned me to do art of athletes, mural for their weight room. I was commissioned to do covers on several Nebraska Sports covers for football. Currently I teach graphic design in the public school system and have a home both in Omaha and in Old Town, Scottsdale, AZ. I have studio space at the Creative Center of Scottsdale.
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