Written by Daniel Baumann and Albert Oehlen, Contribution by Alexander Klar, Photographed by Esther Freund
This book documents two new bodies of work; a series of large four-part aluminum panel paintings incorporating Oehlen’s recurring motif of trees and a series titled Finger Paintings, in which color-blocked advertisements are an extension of the canvas, providing fragmented, ready-made surfaces for Oehlen’s visceral markings, made with his hands as well as with brushes, rags, and spray cans. Both series were exhibited at Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, in summer 2014.
About The Author
Daniel Baumann is an art historian, curator, and writer. He is director of the Adolf Wölfli Foundation, Basel, and he was a cocurator of the 2013 Carnegie International. Alexander Klar is director of the Landesmuseum Wiesbaden, Germany. He curated an Albert Oehlen exhibition at the Emil Schumacher Museum, Hagen, Germany, in 2010. Esther Freund is a photographer based in Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland.