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This American artist, autistic, lived most of his life with his parents, before joining the New Jersey foster home where he still lives. Moser first gained recognition for his tinkered photographic panoramas, then for his psychedelic geometric designs. But whatever the medium, his work testifies to the same obsession with space. They report, in their own way, the vertigo through which he tries to find his place in the world. Exhibited in 2019 at the Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles, his work is as well in the collections of Antoine de Galbert (France) and Treger Saint Silvestre (Portugal).

Albert Moser - © christian berst — art brut
Date 1928 —
Country United States

Albert Moser was born in Trenton, New Jersey, where he lived with his parents until the age of 60. During his youth–after serving with the American occupation army in Japan after World War II, Albert held a number of small jobs from washing airplanes on a military base to selling candy. However he always thought of himself as a photographer. After taking some photography classes to the retired soldiers offered by the School of Industrial Arts, he even had a custom ink stamp made for himself, which he used to mark the backs of his photographs with.

In the early 1970s and for 25 years on, Moser created panoramic composite photographs. After choosing a particular view, he would take as many as thirty pictures from that angle and meticulously lining up the resulting photographs, joining each slice of the panorama together with scotch or masking tape. He would write detailed descriptions of the location, date and the mechanical specifications of the camera he used on the back of these compositions. What is striking about Moser’s work, besides its unique materiality and poetic audacity, is the deliberate desire to reinvent the reality captured by his lens in a sort of optical vertigo.

Artworks
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untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1995
8.27 x 10.63 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1995
8.27 x 10.63 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1995
8.27 x 10.63 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1995
8.27 x 10.63 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1995
8.27 x 10.63 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1995
8.27 x 11.02 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2000
32.68 x 7.09 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1994
32.28 x 9.06 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1993
29.53 x 5.51 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1974
18.11 x 4.33 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1991
29.13 x 8.66 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1996
6.3 x 24.02 in
Catalog
Albert Moser scansions
Catalogue published to mark the exhibition *Albert Moser : scanisons*, christian berst art brut, Paris, 2020. - © christian berst — art brut

Preface : Bruce Burris and Phillip March Jones
Forewords : Christian Berst.
Catalog published to mark the exhibition Albert Moser : scansions, from january 30th to february 29th, 2020.

Exhibitions
albert moser
scansions, at the gallery. From January 30 to February 29, 2020.
Photo Brut
coll. Bruno Decharme & cie, Rencontre d'Arles. From July 1 to September 22, 2019.
heterotopias
architectural dwellings, at the gallery. From December 9, 2017 to January 20, 2018.
The Museum of everything
Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania. From June 17, 2017 to April 2, 2018.
in abstracto
at the gallery. From June 8 to July 15, 2017.
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Memory
Espace culturel Séraphine Louise, Clermont . From January 20 to March 5, 2017.
Art Brut
A Story of Individual Mythologies , Treger Saint Silvestre Collection, Portugal . From January 1 to February 26, 2017.
Brut Now
art brut in the technological era, Belfort Museums . From October 29, 2016 to January 16, 2017.
Biennale de l’Image Possible
Liège, Belgique. From August 20 to October 16, 2016.
On The Wire
by Jean-Hubert Martin, at the gallery. From April 9 to May 22, 2016.
PreTENse
at the Gallery. From September 12 to October 10, 2015.
Art brut
ABCD Collection / Bruno Decharme, la Maison rouge, Paris. From October 17, 2014 to January 18, 2015.
The Wall
Antoine de Galbert Collection , la Maison rouge, Paris. From June 14 to September 21, 2014.
Art brut: breaking the boundaries
curator Christian Berst, Oliva Creative Factory, Sao Joao da Madeira, Portugal. From June 1 to September 11, 2014.
outsider art fair new york
new york. From May 8 to 11, 2014.
Red House
by Christian Berst , Today Art Musuem, Pékin . From October 26 to November 11, 2013.
outsider art fair
paris. From October 24 to 27, 2013.
slick art fair paris
paris. From October 17 to 21, 2012.
albert moser
life as a panoramic, at the gallery. From June 1 to July 21, 2012.
exhibition view of *albert moser : scansions*, christian berst art brut, paris, 2020. - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
*international biennial of photography, biennale de l'image possible*, liege, belgium, from august 20th to october 16th, 2017. - © christian berst — art brut
albert moser : life as a panoramic, christian berst art brut, paris, du 1er juin au 21 juillet 2012. - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
Press review
is there such a thing as outsider photography?
Claire Margat, Artpress. May 22, 2020.
l’insociable sociabilité de l’art
Philippe Godin, La Diagonale De L’art. April 30, 2020.
visitez les expositions virtuelles de la galerie christian berst
Cécile D., Sortir à Paris. April 3, 2020.
la vie panoramique d’albert moser
Katia Barillot , Le Marais Mood. February 21, 2020.
albert moser - scansions
Bénédicte Philippe, Télérama Sortir. February 6, 2020.
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art-newspaper
Christian Berst, Artnewspaper édition Française. July 18, 2019.
de quoi l’art brut est-il le nom ?
Christian Berst , Artnewspaper édition Française. July 1, 2019.
hétérotopies architectures habitées
Chris Cyrille, Artpress. January 8, 2018.
hétérotopies architectures habitées
Chris Cyrille, Point Contemporain. January 8, 2018.
art brut 2.0
Philippe Godin, Diagonale De L’art. January 13, 2017.
de l’art brut art high-tech
Stéphanie Lemoine, L’oeil. January 10, 2017.
l’art brut sous les feux des projecteurs
La Rédaction, La Tribune.fr. October 15, 2014.
Ruée vers l’art brut
Noémie Barré, Photos Nathalie Baetens, Coté Paris N°29. October 15, 2013.
Albert Moser tombe dans le pano
Dominique Poiret, Libération. July 14, 2012.
Coney island, baby
Frédéric Chapuis, Télérama Sortir. July 11, 2012.
Albert Moser en panorama
Photo. July 3, 2012.
Albert Moser Paris
Réponses Photo. July 2, 2012.
Albert Moser
Colin Cyvoct, L’Oeil. July 2, 2012.
L’espace d’une vie à travers une ville
Patrick Le Fur, AMC. July 2, 2012.
Les panoramiques polyphoniques
Florence Valérie ALONZO, Lacritique.org. June 30, 2012.
Albert Moser Life as a panoramic
Philippe Godin, Paris-art.com. June 29, 2012.
Photographie panoramique et art brut : Albert Moser
Lunettes Rouges, Amateur D’art Par . June 23, 2012.
Albert Moser
Art Actu.com. June 22, 2012.
Les villes secrètes d’Albert Moser
Guillaume Morel, Connaissance Des Arts Photos. June 12, 2012.
Les panoramas américains d’Albert Moser
Bernard Perrine , La Lettre De La Photographie.com. June 11, 2012.
Albert Moser - the outsider
Susan Owensby, RFI English. June 10, 2012.
Albert Moser Life as a panoramic à la galerie Christian Berst
Le Courrier De L’Architecte. May 31, 2012.
Life as a panoramic
Bérénice Clair, Toutelaculture.com. May 30, 2012.
Albert Moser : life as a panoramc à la galerie christian berst
Actuphoto. May 21, 2012.
Collections
Antoine de Galbert collection
France
abcd / Bruno Decharme collection
France
Treger Saint Silvestre collection
Portugal
Carmen and Daniel Klein collection
Switzerland
The Museum of Everything
Great Britain
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Antoine Frérot collection
France
Emmanuelle and Guy Delcourt collection
France
Video
Brut Now L’art brut au temps des nouvelles technologies
Language French
Albert Moser

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