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Albert Oehlen: Terpentin 2012 Turpentine Christoph Schreier

Albert Oehlen: Terpentin 2012 Turpentine

Christoph Schreier

Published June 30th 2012
ISBN : 9783775732369
Hardcover
139 pages
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For over 30 years, German painter Albert Oehlen (born 1954) has been building a body of work distinguished by its skeptical questioning of painting as a medium. Instead of turning his back on painting, though, the artist has chosen to engage withMoreFor over 30 years, German painter Albert Oehlen (born 1954) has been building a body of work distinguished by its skeptical questioning of painting as a medium. Instead of turning his back on painting, though, the artist has chosen to engage with this skepticism within the medium itself. Oehlen followed his rude, provocative Neo-Expressionist attacks of the 1980s with a cooler brand of computer-based images in the 1990s, followed by a subsequent series of painted-over advertising and his more recent, abstract expressionist works, all while striving to maintain a balance of painterly passion and critical distance. This catalogue features exemplary works from the artists various creative periods, and emphasizes two unifying themes that run throughout Oehlens work: his engagement with abstraction and his notion of post-non-figurative painting, and the often underemphasized relation of his line to his plane and his drawing to his painting.