Andreas Laszlo Konrath
Property from a Private Canadian Collection
Signature: The print signed and dated in pencil on the front, and numbered 57/100 on a label affixed to the reverse in black ink (there were also 20 artist's proofs), the book signed by the artist in ink on the title page, copy 57 of 1,100 and 100 artist's proofs
Publisher: Taschen, New York
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