JAN ALBERS, THE HOKUSAIDAWNRAIDERS
October 27 – December 15, 2012

Jan Albers, The HokusaiDawnRaiderS, installation view VAN HORN, Düsseldorf 2012, Photo(c)VAN HORN, DüsseldorfJan Albers, hOkusaipOwder glutdude, 2012<br>spraypaint, wood, polystyrol, 171 x 110 cm, installation view VAN HORN, Düsseldorf, Photo(c)VAN HORN, Düsseldorf 2012Jan Albers, The HokusaiDawnRaiderS, installation view VAN HORN, Düsseldorf 2012Photo(c)VAN HORN, DusseldorfJan Albers, nofAdetogreydAwncArpet, 2012<br>Sisal, spraypaint, 240 x 158 cm, installation view VAN HORN, Düsseldorf 2012, Photo(c)VAN HORNJan Albers, The HokusaiDawnRaiderS, installation view VAN HORN, Düsseldorf 2012Photo(c)VAN HORN, Dusseldorf
Jan Albers, The HokusaiDawnRaiderS, installation view VAN HORN, Düsseldorf 2012, Photo(c)VAN HORN, DüsseldorfJan Albers, The HokusaiDawnRaiderS, installation view VAN HORN, Düsseldorf 2012, Photo(c)VAN HORN, DüsseldorfJan Albers, The HokusaiDawnRaiderS, installation view VAN HORN, Düsseldorf 2012Photo(c)VAN HORN, Düsseldorf

The HokusaiDawnRaiderS. Katsushika Hokusai presumably 1760-1849, one of the foremost Japanese woodcut artists, writer of popular novels, creator of The Great Wave off Kanagawa, and Grand Master of the gradient. The DawnRaiderS. a determined group of unconditional enthusiasts who follow their master in the fight against the figures of the dark. See From Dusk Till Dawn by Robert Rodriguez, Dawn of the Dead by George A. Romero from 1978 and Twilight.
The DawnRaiderS. sung about hymnic in Morning has broken by Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens.
Or The HokusaiDawnRaiderS. a loose club of dilettante alchimists who made twilight the subject of their research, that fleeting moment just before sunrise and sunset when the light casts long shadows, things appear strangely clear and graphic and saturation and contrast are fully turned up. That mystical moment that the HokusiadAwnRaiderS. are trying to distill.
Or The HokusaiDawnRaiderS. Football regional league club, who took their name in reference to the Oakland Raiders, three-time Super Bowl winner. But who, despite a few lucky hits in the last session, never outgrew their amateur status.

Jan Albers, hOkusaipOwder, 2012, Spraypaint on wood & polystyrene, 171 x 110 cmPhoto(c) & Courtesy VAN HORN, DusseldorfJan Albers, clOUdyblUE atariUsErsfOrpEacE, 2012, Spraypaint, ceramic & buttons on paper100 x 70 cm, Photo(c) & Courtesy VAN HORN, DusseldorfJan Albers, rEspEct, 2012, Powder-coated steel, button, spraypaint on canvas, 62 x 43 cmPhoto(c) & Courtesy VAN HORN, DusseldorfJan Albers, VJ tONelsOn aPainPiPe, 2012, Spray paint, powder-coated coppertubes &buttons on paper, 100 x 70 cm, Photo(c) & Courtesy VAN HORN, Dusseldorf

Jan Albers, thrEEhundrEdtwEntytwOhOkusainOfadEtOgrEy, 2012, Graphite & spray-paint on wood & polystyrene, 240 x 150 cm, Courtesy VAN HORN, DusseldorfJan Albers, twilight, 2012, Spraypaint & buttons on paper, 230 x 140 cmPhoto(c) & Courtesy VAN HORN, DusseldorfJan Albers, pegAsusAufgAzelle, 2012, Powder-coated bicycle frames, buttons & spraypainton canvas, 70 x 50 cm. Photo(c) & Courtesy VAN HORN, DusseldorfJan Albers, mostwanted, 2012, Spraypaint & buttons on paper & canvas, 58 x 44 cmPhoto(c) & Courtesy VAN HORN, Dusseldorf

Jan Albers, OhnOOceanthirtyOne, 2012, Spraypaint, ceramic & buttons on paper171 x 110 cm, Photo(c) & Courtesy VAN HORN, DusseldorfJan Albers, rEstbEst, 2012, Spraypaint & ceramic on paper, 100 x 70 cmPhoto(c) & Courtesy VAN HORN, DusseldorfJan Albers, sundowner, 2012, Spraypaint & buttons on paper and canvas, 58 x 44 cmPhoto(c) & Courtesy VAN HORN, Dusseldorf

Jan Albers, bendAicurtAn, 2012, Spraypaint, aluminum, button, 62 x 43,5 cmPhoto(c) & Courtesy VAN HORN, DusseldorfJan Albers, twentyfOurbeautyupanddOwn, 2012, Oak wedges, 70 x 50 cmPhoto(c) & Courtesy VAN HORN, Dusseldorf