Albert Oehlen + Wolfgang Voigt : BAUM 3

18 October 2015 - 22 April 2016 // Böhm Chapel, Hürth-Kalscheuren

On October 18th, gallerist Rafael Jablonka will open at Böhm Chapel the latest exhibition by German painter Albert Oehlen (*1954), in collaboration with German musician Wolfgang Voigt (*1961). As part of the “Junge Wilde” (young savages) painting movement in Germany during the 1980s, Albert Oehlen produced his first tree paintings. These bore thickly applied streaks of color in muted brown tones, standing isolated in the color space, and floating between abstraction and figuration, surface and space. During the 1990s, a new generation of the tree motif appeared in his work. This time, oil paints were applied to computer-generated images transferred onto aluminum panels, with traces of the digital lines left partially revealed.

In the early 2000s, works such as DJ Techno (2001) and Situation (2003) heralded a new phase in Oehlen’s oeuvre. Traditional still lifes, nudes, and abstractions gained threedimensional qualities with the help of digital and multimedia collage techniques...

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