About the Exhibit
Albert Oehlen’s exhibit was on view at Serpentine Gallery in London from October 2nd 2019, to February 2nd, 2020. The exhibit featured works Oehlen created from the 1980’s until the present.
If you haven’t been to Serpentine Gallery - one of it’s most unique architectural features is its dome space in the center of the building. Oehlen created four paintings, specifically to accent this unique space.
“Oehlen’s site-specific response to the Serpentine Gallery follows his interest in extending the internal logics of his paintings to the sites in which they are exhibited. It is this significance of architecture that results in unique installations that have a distinctly mutable relationship to space.” - (source)
“I am not interested in the idea of staging my work in a space specifically conceived for it. I think that art should adapt to the architecture or fight with it.’ - Albert Oehlen (source)
I personally think these works were my favorite and made the show really special. Oehlen’s only getting better with age, and really perfecting his craft.
About the Artist
Albert Oehlen was born in 1954 in Germany. He’s been painting for the past four decades.
“Qualities that I want to see brought together: delicacy and coarseness, color and vagueness, and, underlying them all, a base note of hysteria.” — Albert Oehlen
He’s represented by the following galleries:
Skarstedt Gallery - New York
Galerie Max Hetzler - Berlin/Paris/London
Gagosian - Everywhere