Albert Oehlen



About Albert Oehlen

NameAlbert Oehlen ()
Birth LocationKrefeld, Niederrhein, NW (DE)
MovementJunge Wilde/Neue Wilde
MediaPainting, Drawings, Objects, Installation Art

Albert Oehlen's Biography

Albert Oehlen is a German contemporary artist born in 1954 in Krefeld. He is best known for his works in the Junge Wilde/Neue Wilde movement. He studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg and at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter and was part of the New Wilden. He is known for his use of media such as painting, drawings, objects, and installation art. Oehlen has exhibited at numerous galleries, museums and biennales over the years, including shows at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. His works have been included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Pompidou, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. Oehlen's works are often ironic and humorous, incorporating a variety of references to art history, pop culture and everyday life. His works often explore the boundaries between abstraction and figuration and between painting and photography. He has been described as a "gentle provocateur" whose works question the
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