Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Albert Oehlen, Thomas Dane Gallery, 'Paintings on the Move' London..

Albert Oehlen (c) The artist and Thomas Dane Gallery

One of the finest painters working with abstraction, Albert Oehlenis currently showing subtle works in an exhibition at the Thomas Dane Gallery, London until 19th November 2011. 
'Albert Oehlen - amongst the pre-eminent painters of his generation - pushes the boundaries of his medium to straining point, continuously challenging the canons of painting with a wry humour and brazen originality. The New Yorker Magazine has referred to him as 'the most resourceful painter alive'. This body of work - using charcoal and acrylic on canvas -restricts itself to black and white - and is closely related to his most recent forays into large-scale drawing. 

Born in Krefeld, Germany in 1954, Albert Oehlen lives and works principally in Switzerland and is professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His international exhibitions include retrospective exhibitions at the The Whitechapel, London and Arnolfini Bristol (2006), Miami MOCA (2005), solo shows at the Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nurenberg (2005) Secession, Vienna (2004), Musée Cantonnal de Lausanne (2004), Musée d'Art Contemporain de Strasbourg (2002), Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover (2001) and the Kunsthalle Basel (1997).'
Installation view, Albert Oehlen (c) The artist and Thomas Dane Gallery

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