|Albert Oehlen's canvases are not quiet. They aren't calm, or still, or pleasant. The German artist's paintings are impulsive, clamorous and maximalist. Swathes and smears of colour meet with scribbles, graffiti, nuggets of advertising imagery, digitally manipulated forms. Oehlen uses figures and a ragtag assortment of differently sized brushes, as well as the computer, as his tools. |
Oehlen grew out of the same scene as Anselm Kiefer, Sigmar Polke and Gerard Richter, and his paintings sell for a deadly serious sum. The wild abandon with which Oehlen paints has been aped by younger artists such as current art-world darling Oscar Murillo and NYC hotshot and Saatchi-favourite Joe Bradley.
This February, the taste-making Gagosian gallery mounts a solo exhibition of Oehlen's work. Come down, and discover one of the art world's freest radicals.
|What||Albert Oehlen, Gagosian Gallery|
|Where||Gagosian Grosvenor Hill, 20 Grosvenor Hill, London, W1K 3DL | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Green Park (underground)|
05 Feb 16 – 24 Mar 16, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
|Website||Click here for more information|