Alban trained in Graphic Design before becoming an artist.
Alban takes inspiration from aircraft wrecks and industrial machinery.
Alban works in mixed media, primarily wood, plaster, paint and resin.

Born in Nantes, France in 1967, Paris-based artist Alban takes Pop Art themes and motifs to create colourful and attention grabbing paintings. Easily mistaken as rusty old pieces of aircraft metal, each of Alban’s paintings have been constructed from wood, plaster, paint and resin. Alban invites the viewer to look closer, to form their own memories and sense of nostalgia. With work that appeals to the eyes and the imagination, Alban creates a new impression of a past reality.

Education and Career

Alban spent most of his childhood living in Africa before returning to France to study art. After receiving a BA in Advertising and Graphic Design and an MA in Animated Movies from the Ecole des Gobelins Art School, Alban worked as a set designer for 12 years. Working in the cinema industry has undoubtedly influenced the aesthetic of Alban’s work, and it was from this point that Alban became an established mixed media artist. Today Alban is known throughout Europe and the US, with frequent exhibitions in London and Paris.

Alban’s Style

Alban does not seek to replicate found materials, instead he draws inspiration from the industrial age and from the decorative quality of machinery. A master of reinterpretation, Alban is inspired by nose art and its association with war and ultimately the Pop Art movement in the 1950s. Whether reimagining old pin up characters or working with mixed media to give the illusion of time passing to his art, Alban works with a fairly limited palette to form art that invites a second look.

Selected Works

Black body by Alban

Black body

Paintings - 140x94 cm
British n°74820 by Alban

British n°74820

Paintings - 110x110 cm
Yellow by Alban


Paintings - 140x100 cm
British number two by Alban

British number two

Paintings - 120x145 cm
Britannica by Alban


Paintings - 130x130 cm
Pacific wild cat by Alban

Pacific wild cat

Paintings - 130x130 cm
Air Great Britain by Alban

Air Great Britain

Paintings - 150x150 cm
Air America orange by Alban

Air America orange

Paintings - 150x150 cm
Thunderbolt by Alban


Paintings - 130x130 cm
Texas Cowboys by Alban

Texas Cowboys

Paintings - 130x130 cm

Super Star

Paintings - 130x130 cm


Paintings - 150x100 cm

Union Jack

Paintings - 140x80 cm


Paintings - 120x120 cm


Paintings - 140x80 cm

Bleu Blanc Rouge

Paintings - 100x150 cm

Italia 5-A

Paintings - 150x44 cm


Paintings - 150x40 cm

America four stars

Paintings - 120x120 cm


Paintings - 140x76 cm

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