Albert Oehlen. Untitled (Baum 71), 2016
Oil on dibond | 250 x 250 cm
Albert Oehlen
Untitled (Baum 71), 2016

Oil on dibond | 250 x 250 cm
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Provenance
Artist studio
Gagosian Gallery, NY
Private collection

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

Publications
Catalog 'Albert Oehlen – Elevator Paintings: Trees'. Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2017, p. 22; p. 23, illustrated in color; p. 27, illustrated in color (installation photo).

"What reasons can you have to move left, right, straight, or in circles? There are many answers to that. And then I saw the trees doing that in a way, the winter tree that I choose.

They basically have the freedom to make any move. And so they are a kind of model of abstraction, except that they have a few very simple rules, like having a center that's thicker than what's happening to the outside. So the setup of rules sounded to me like the basic idea of twelve-tone music or something. I thought this is a really cool idea."

—Albert Oehlen
Albert Oehlen. Untitled (Baum 72), 2016
Oil on dibond | 250 x 250 cm
Albert Oehlen
Untitled (Baum 72), 2016
Oil on dibond | 250 x 250 cm
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Provenance
Artist studio
Gagosian Gallery, NY
Gary Tatintsian Gallery

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

Publications
Catalogue - Albert Oehlen. Gagosian Gallery, London, 2016

Through bold expressionist brushwork, surrealist methodology, computer-generated lines, and an acute awareness of the self-conscious act of painting, Oehlen fearlessly engages with the history of abstraction, multiplying the potential of visual codes through processes of layering and erosion.

"If I have to decide whether to make a beautiful painting or a new painting, I will choose new every time. That's what the job of painting is for me. I want to make something that has not been there before."

—Albert Oehlen