In 1937, when he was 2 years old, Albert Geere was placed in the Fountain Children’s Hospital in Tooting. Since then he has lived his life in care institutions and more recently independent supported living settings. Albert has made pictures all his life; early on with whatever materials came to hand. Albert began working in the Project Art Works studios in 2009.
When visiting the studio on a weekly basis, Albert was painting with great focus and intensity. Albert was meticulous and worked quietly and steadily for long periods without breaks. At home, Albert has a range of objects that he’s passionate about, most notably, a collection of clocks and watches. These, alongside other favoured items, have at times entered Albert’s work as subject matter but more often he paints from his imagination.
Albert’s interaction in the studio was subtle and unobtrusive. He is very clear about his working methods, enjoying the calm focus of the studio environment, a place where he can be with others whilst progressing his own work uninterrupted. He is a gentle presence to work alongside.
Albert has works in private collections.
If A Picture’s Worth A Thousand Words, Hastings Arts Forum Gallery, 2010
Heroes, Dreams and Visions, Hastings Arts Forum Gallery, 2011
In The Realm of Others, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, 2015-16
Coastal Currents, Project Art Works, 2018