Albert Oehlen: New Paintings


In a new series of huge four-part aluminum panel paintings, rendered in a simple, striking palette of red, black, and white, Oehlen creates tree-like forms as vehicles for a methodical deflation of content. The tree has been a recurring motif since the 1980s.

Oehlen exuberantly demonstrates a tension between man- and machine-made imagery, while branch-like sprays mitigate any sense of pure abstraction. Open-ended, "unfinished" dialogues between binary oppositions are unsettling yet compelling: in any one work, the paint, the collaged pictures and texts, and patches of white canvas each occupy their own space, like a worktable clutter without a center. The appearance of the surfaces gives
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ISBN:

9780847845620

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

100

RRP:

$145.00

Publisher:

Rizzoli International

Published:

01 May 2015

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Albert Oehlen