Albert Oehlen: Trance
Published by Skira.
Text by Albert Oehlen, Francesco Bonami, Massimiliano Gioni, Tony Salamé, Isabelle Moffat, John Harten, Wolfgang Voigt.
Albert Oehlen, Neue Wilde master of painterly reinvention, revisits his career in the guises of artist, curator and collector
German painter Albert Oehlen (born 1954) has worked across genres and movements throughout his life, constantly questioning the methods and means of painting through an ever-evolving style and technique. Albert Oehlen: Trance surveys the Neue Wilde painter’s wide-ranging production from the early 1980s to the present day. Through the decades of his career, Oehlen has continuously refined his own vocabulary from series to series, making figurative paintings and abstract paintings, computer-based paintings, collaged canvases with fragments of advertising posters and finger paintings—to name only a few.
Fittingly, this publication sees the artist experimenting with his own work, playing the roles of artist, curator and collector simultaneously. A creative, engaging survey of more than three decades of Oehlen’s groundbreaking painting, Albert Oehlen: Trance features texts by the artist, Francesco Bonami, Massimiliano Gioni, Isabelle Moffat and Wolfgang Voigt.