Albert Oehlen. Untitled, 2017
Oil on canvas 250 x 250 cm
Albert Oehlen
Untitled, 2017

Oil on dibond | 250 x 250 cm
Artist studio
Gagosian Gallery, NY
Gary Tatintsian Gallery

As Albert Oehlen shifted into abstraction, he implicitly parodied the idea of the artist's struggle by juxtaposing chaotic passages with highly controlled and mediated ones.

"I started making abstract paintings because I was no longer taking the idea of representation seriously. It was a dream that I had for some time. I felt that I was making the same transition in my life as art history had done—moving from figuration to abstraction. It came about quickly because I was at a lucky moment where I had the courage to do it."

— Albert Oehlen