Albert Oehlen

1954 · Germany

Artist biography

Albert Oehlen is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from Germany. Albert Oehlen was born in 1954. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Albert Oehlen is represented and exhibited by several galleries around the world, in countries such as Italy, Russian Federation, and Spain. Galleries include Skarstedt Gallery | London in the United Kingdom, Galerie Max Hetzler | Paris in France, as well as Gagosian | Rome in Italy. Albert Oehlen most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Lévy Gorvy | Hong Kong in China with the exhibition Untitled (Bedroom), 2005. The exhibition was open from 05 February 2020 until 06 March 2020. Albert Oehlen's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Parkett Exhibition Space | Zurich in Switzerland (22 February 2020 - 18 July 2020) with the name (Self)Portraits and Moskowitz Bayse in the United States (24 January 2020 - 06 March 2020) with the name Grammars of Creation. Albert Oehlen's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called MATIÈRE GRISE and took place at Galerie Max Hetzler | Bleibtreustrasse in Berlin, Germany from the 10 June 2017 to 20 July 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Albert Oehlen

Albert Oehlen was born in 1954 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a longing to grow and strengthen itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its prominence, particularly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained highly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, secured his reputation as a legendary artist, by bifurcating into film and magazine publishing, thus introducing a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such popularity Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto gained worldwide success, as they were widely recognized as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, critically acclaimed in the 1970s.

Albert Oehlen

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