Michael Albert, pop-artist and businessman, born in 1966, grew up in Woodmere, Long Island and was a graduate of Lawrence High School. He went on to New York University, and currently lives in White Plains, NY. Albert is the founder of Sir Real, a brand of Organic & All Natural FRUIT JUICES featuring his artwork.
Albert will be the Guest Speaker at the WEST END ARTS Visual Arts Guild Meeting, Monday, November 8 at 7-9pm. The West End Arts meeting will be held at the Long beach Community Center, Magnolia Blvd, Long Beach. Meet the artist- and try to win an autographed poster by Michael Albert! Attend the meeting for FREE- and bring friends, family, co-workers. Take part in the energetic and exciting WEST END ARTS gathering on this day. Visit the WEA website: www.westendarts.org.
Albert has been creating ART since his college days at New York University, where he studied business. His art has evolved from doodles to serious wax oil drawings to the cubist mosaic Cereal box collages he has become known for. In the past several years he has been creating large scale "Epic" collage works on various themes including historical, biblical, literary, musical, lyrical, mathematical & geographical and more.
Albert is known as a POP ARTIST for 'CEREALISM', which was created in 1996.
C E R E A L I S M is the name Albert has given that body of work comprised of collages made from cereal boxes which have become one of his Trademarks.
Albert's first official Cerealism collage was created on March 30, 1996 due to his reluctance to throw away a Frosted Flakes box. that he had been given by his cousins, The Liebermans who were living in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey at the time. After bringing the box back to his office in Totowa New Jersey, he left it on the floor for over a month simply unable to just crush it & throw it into the landfill. Then, in a mad, magical moment on March 30, 1996, he took the box, cut the cover off of it, took the cardboard back of a writing pad, cut the box into pieces and then took those pieces & with his clear paper glue created his first Cerealist work. It was tacked up on the wall & no more of these type works were done for about a month when he began creating what he would later call Pop Cubist portraits of as many famous brands as he could. He literally became obsessed. He was particularly intrigued by Cereal and the lure of the cereal aisle and set out to create at least one version of every cereal box he could get his scissors on and also began creating these cubist portraits of other iconic products some of his favorites being Ritz Crackers, Lipton Tea, Coca Cola & Diet Coke, Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, Stove Top Stuffing, and so many others.
Albert's first book, 'An Artist's America' published by Henry Holt & Co. HAS BEEN RELEASED!! Look for it NATIONALLY at Barnes & Noble, Borders and on all major book sites including: Amazon.com. Visit Albert's website: www.michaelalbert.org.
To become a member of the West End Arts Visual Artists Guild, please visit the website for information: www.westendarts.org.