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Albert Oehlen

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Krefeld, Germany

Birth year

Lives in
Cologne, Germany & La Palma, Spain

Works in
Cologne, Germany & La Palma, Spain

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Jun, 2015 Rawhide
Corbett vs. Dempsey
Jun, 2015 Home and Garden
New Museum
Current Exhibitions and Events
Apr, 2015 Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years
Zabludowicz Collection

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:

Mar, 2015 Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism
Galerie Max Hetzler - Paris
Mar, 2015 Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism
Galerie Max Hetzler (Bleibtreustraße)
Mar, 2015 Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism
Galerie Max Hetzler (Goethestraße)
Jan, 2015 Matters of Pattern
Skarstedt Gallery - Chelsea
Jan, 2015 Image Search
Hannah Hoffman Gallery
Nov, 2014 Fabric Paintings
Skarstedt Gallery - Upper East Side
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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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