Albert Oehlen, ‘Kiefers Brain is still alive’, 2000, Niels Borch Jensen Gallery and Editions

Publisher: Niels Borch Jensen Editions

About Albert Oehlen

Albert Oehlen, alongside artists like Martin Kippenberger, came to prominence as part of Hamburg's prodigious art and music scene in the 1980s. In the late ‘80s, he began to challenge the expectations of conventional abstract art in works he deemed "post-non-figurative." Focusing on the process of painting, Oehlen's work is marked by constraints he sets for himself, such as using only certain colors, integrating mirrors into his canvases, working collaboratively (notably with Jonathan Meese), and employing computers to generate designs. He studied with Sigmar Polke and was also influenced by Georg Baselitz, Gerhard Richter, and Willem de Kooning.

German, b. 1954, Krefeld, Germany, based in Hamburg, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

Albert Oehlen: Elevator Paintings: Trees, Gagosian Gallery, New York
Albert Oehlen, Gagosian Gallery, London
Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Albert Oehlen, Gagosian Gallery
Albert Oehlen: Drawings, Gagosian Gallery, Rome