The directors of Thomas Dane Gallery are pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by German artist, Albert Oehlen.
Oehlen - amongst the pre-eminent painters of his generation - pushes the boundaries of his medium to straining point, continuously challenging the canons of painting with a wry humour and brazen originality. The New Yorker Magazine has referred to him as 'the most resourceful painter alive'. This body of work - using charcoal and acrylic on canvas -restricts itself to black and white - and is closely related to his most recent forays into large-scale drawing.
Born in Krefeld, Germany in 1954, Albert Oehlen lives and works principally in Switzerland and is professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His international exhibitions include retrospective exhibitions at the The Whitechapel, London and Arnolfini Bristol (2006), Miami MOCA (2005), solo shows at the Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nurenberg (2005) Secession, Vienna (2004), Musée Cantonnal de Lausanne (2004), Musée d'Art Contemporain de Strasbourg (2002), Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover (2001) and the Kunsthalle Basel (1997).
Painthing on the Möve’ - a hardback catalogue co-published by Thomas Dane Gallery, Corbett vs. Dempsey and Ridinghouse - will accompany the double-exhibition. It will present Oehlen’s new body of work, which will be exhibited both in London and Chicago, alongside the Chicago Imagists.