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Albert Oehlen

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Albertoehlen

Birthplace
Krefeld, Germany

Birth year
1954

Lives in
Cologne, Germany & La Palma, Spain

Works in
Cologne, Germany & La Palma, Spain

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Aug, 2014 Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting
LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art
 
Current Exhibitions and Events
Jun, 2014 Summer Exhibition
David Nolan Gallery
 
Statement

Albert Oehlen is a German artist. He is closely associated with the Cologne art scene, he was a member of the Lord Jim Lodge along with Martin Kippenberger among others. His art is related to the Neue Wilde movement.

According to Patrica Ellis, "Proclaiming there's no viable role for painting today, Albert Oehlen's work focuses exclusively on exposing art's failures. Borrowing from the tropes of traditional abstract painting, Oehlen readily subverts art's lofty idealism. Using traditional forms and techniques, he conceives a contemporary dialogue of criticism based on the possibilities of creative function rather than aesthetics. In a modern world where painting is considered dead, Albert Oehlen reinvents its life as a manic zombie state: mutated, funny and ideologically dangerous."

Oehlen has shown work internationally in many exhibitions including Grounswell at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Provins – Legende at Museet for Samtidskunst in Roskilde and Spiegelbilder 1982-1985 at Max Hetzler in Berlin.

Recent Exhibits

Albert Oehlen participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2014 Summer Exhibition
David Nolan Gallery
 
Jun, 2014 Halftone: Through the Grid
Galerie Max Hetzler (Bleibtreustraße)
 
Jun, 2014 New Paintings
Gagosian Gallery - Beverly Hills
 
May, 2014 No Problem: Cologne/New York 1984-1989
David Zwirner- 525 W. 19th
 
May, 2014 No Problem: Cologne/New York 1984-1989
David Zwirner 537 W 20th
 
May, 2014 No Problem: Cologne/New York 1984-1989
David Zwirner- 533 W. 19th
 
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Richard Artschwager Ashley Bickerton
Malcolm Morley Andreas Schulze
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Sprüth Magers Berlin 20 Galleries in Vienna
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