Albert Oehlen. Untitled (Baum 44), 2015
Oil on dibond | 250 x 250 cm
Albert Oehlen
Untitled (Baum 44), 2015

Oil on dibond | 250 x 250 cm
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Provenance
Artist's Studio
Gagosian Gallery, London
Gary Tatintsian Gallery

Exhibitions
Albert Oehlen. Gagosian Gallery, London, UK. 5 February – 24 March 2016.

Publications
Albert Oehlen. Gagosian Gallery, London, UK, 2016. Illustrated in color.

Albert Oehlen first began to work on the 'Baum' (Trees) series over 20 years ago.

"They are more simple and more complicated now," he says. "Qualities that I want to see brought together: delicacy and coarseness, color and vagueness, and, underlying them all, a base note of hysteria."

In works from this series Albert Oehlen combines oppositions between sharp contours and blurs. Over areas of clean, solid color, he applies voracious sprays, drips, and muddy strokes, adds deep tones of reds, further complicating his conflation of erasure and enhancement.
Albert Oehlen. Untitled (Baum 78), 2016
Oil on dibond | 250 x 250 cm
Albert Oehlen
Untitled (Baum 78), 2016

Oil on dibond | 250 x 250 cm
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Provenance
Artist's Studio
Gagosian Gallery, NY
Gary Tatintsian Gallery

Exhibitions
Albert Oehlen – Elevator Paintings: Trees. Gagosian Gallery, New York. February 28–April 15, 2017.

Publications
Albert Oehlen – Elevator Paintings: Trees. Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2017, p. 30; p. 31 illustrated in color; p. 33, illustrated (installation photo).

"I don't make beautiful paintings by putting beautiful paint on a canvas with a beautiful motif. It just doesn't work. I expect my paintings to be strong and surprising. When I see a painting that knocks me off my feet, I say 'How could he do that? How did he dare?' That's beauty."

– Albert Oehlen