There’s the pretension of anarchy, yet the works are inert. By bringing together abstract, figurative, collaged and computer-generated elements on the canvas, he continues to explore an inventive diversity of … Through Expressionistic brushwork, Surrealist gestures and deliberate amateurism, Oehlen engages with the history of painting, pushing its essential components of colour, gesture, motion and time to bold new extremes. But these paintings and charcoal drawings, the same scale as the Rothkos and accompanied by bursts of hardcore music by Steamboat Switzerland, could not be more limp. Albert Oehlen (b. 1954, Krefeld, Germany) has been a key figure in contemporary art since the 1980s. Oehlen, one of the punkish Neue Wilde painters who emerged in Germany in the Eighties, returned to Graham’s painting often over 20 years in the John Graham Remix series. The problem is that, as with so many remixes, most of the work proves mildly diverting at best. ... Albert Oehlen (b. Marks that should suggest energy feel mannered.
The Serpentine held a major exhibition by Albert Oehlen.

However much Oehlen pulls Graham’s painting apart, injects it with high colour, amplifies or obliterates its iconography in splats and sprays, he never matches its transfixing weirdness. +44 (0)7876 593 758, Sam Talbot Albert Oehlen’s paintings aim to deconstruct the medium to its bare bones and this latest exhibition is a hit with us (and also our toddler!). The unique architecture of the Serpentine Gallery, in particular its domed central space, was the site of an installation that formed part of Oehlen’s interpretation of the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas, founded by John and Dominique de Menil, located  in Houston, Texas.

The Serpentine presents a major exhibition by Albert Oehlen.

In a landmark show of work by the German artist Albert Oehlen that opened this week London’s Serpentine Galleries has brought together more than 20 years’ worth of work by the influential multi-disciplinarian, all based around the exploration of ideas triggered by a single work by the American Modernist Figurative painter John Graham. Oehlen’s latest riffs on Graham also riff on the Rothko Chapel and Mark Rothko’s gloomy masterpieces set in the building in Houston, Texas. At the center of this exhibition is an installation that marks the beginning of Albert Oehlen’s process of interpreting the Rothko Chapel in Houston. We didn’t get to hear this though on our visit, but we shall be back before it ends. Developed by The bright colours, large canvases and the moustachioed Daliesque style subjects had us shouting ‘look! Albert Oehlen (b. This book is published on the occasion of Albert Oehlen (2 October 2019 – 2 February 2020) at the Serpentine Galleries. Site designed by This book is published on the occasion of Albert Oehlen (2 October 2019 – 2 February 2020) at the Serpentine Galleries. Until February 2 (020 7402 6075, serpentinegalleries.org), Serpentine Gallery Rose Dempsey As the artist says: “I am not interested in the idea of staging my work in a space specifically conceived for it.
Oehlen (b. Oil on canvas Assistant Exhibitions Curator Joseph Constable leads a tour of The Serpentine Gallery's Albert Oehlen exhibition. From 1978 to 1981, Oehlen studied at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg under painter Sigmar Polke. Pirate mummy.’ several times as we wandered through the exhibition. I think that art should adapt to the architecture or fight with it.’, Albert Oehlen (Installation view, 2 October – 2 February 2020, Serpentine Galleries) © 2019 Photo: readsreads.info, Albert Oehlen, Sohn von Hundescheisse, 1999, Oil on canvas, 278 x 359 cm Private Collection © 2019 Photo: readsreads.info, Albert Oehlen, Sohn von Hundescheisse, 1999, oil on canvas, 278 x 359cm, Private Collection, Photo: Archive Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin | Paris © Albert Oehlen, Alber Oehlen (Installation view of Vorfahrt für immer, 1998, Mixed media on canvas, 196 x 196 cm, Private Collection, Düsseldorf) © 2019 Photo: readsreads.info, Albert Oehlen (Installation view, 2 October 2019 – 2 February 2020, Serpentine Galleries) © 2019 Photo: readsreads.info, All photographs copyright and courtesy the artist and. From the architecture pavilion and digital commissions to the ideas marathon and the General Ecology programme, explore 50 years of artists, projects and exhibitions. Effect. Normally he’s into sculpture, installation or anything he can immerse himself into. I think that art should adapt to the architecture or fight with it.”. Oehlen’s practice has since traversed diverse movements and styles, combining narrative and abstraction, blending the handmade with the electronic and machinic in his computer or ‘bionic’ paintings, and experimenting with form, tone and texture  within set, premeditated parameters in his ‘grey’ and ‘tree’ paintings. A London based magazine for young people, children, toddlers and their families.

Venue: Serpentine Galleries, London, UK.

1954, Krefeld, Germany) has been a key figure in contemporary art since the 1980s. Tuesday - Sunday It is this significance of architecture that results in unique installations that have a distinctly mutable relationship to space. By bringing together abstract, figurative, collaged and computer-generated elements on the canvas, he continues to explore an inventive diversity of artistic approaches. The unique architecture of the Serpentine Gallery, in particular its domed central space, was the site of a new installation that forms part of Oehlen’s interpretation of the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas, founded by John and Dominique de Menil.

As the artist says: ‘I am not interested in the idea of staging my work in a space specifically  conceived for it. Graham’s painting becomes a singular starting point for the artist’s experimentation, ‘a vehicle for endless interpretation’ that he has continued to return to throughout his career. By bringing together abstract, figurative, collaged and computer-generated elements on the canvas, he continues to explore an inventive diversity of artistic approaches.

Photography: All photographs copyright and courtesy the artist and ©Serpentine Galleries, London, Note: Full press release is available here.

There is also Cofftea to be had (a combination of Coffee and Tea) which promises to rid you of sleep and is an acquired taste which should definitely not be sampled by children. Visual identity by Albert Oehlen is on at the Serpentine Gallery until 2 Feb 2020 and it is free to enter and explore.

The Serpentine presents a major exhibition by Albert Oehlen.

The source for all the Albert Oehlen works that fill the Serpentine is a painting by John Graham, the American artist. He has been a key figure in contemporary art since the 1980s and the diversity of his painting is a testament to the intrinsic freedom that remains at the heart of the medium. Sohn von Hundescheisse 1999 William Shakespeare, associated with John Taylor, circa 1600-1610, Portrait of a Young Girl, Mary Beale, c.1681, The Virgin of the Rocks, Leonardo da Vinci, about 1491 - 1508, Flower Table, Winifred Nicholson, 1928-29, The Ghost of a Flea, William Blake, c.1819-20, Les hasards heureux de lescarpolette (The Swing), Jean-Honore Fragonard, 1767-1768, Farm at Watendlath, Dora Carrington, 1921, Princess Victoria aged Four, Stephen Poyntz Denning, 1823, Venetia, Lady Digby, on her Deathbed, Sir Anthony van Dyck, 1633, The Armada Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, unknown artist, 1588, Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve ('The Ambassadors') , Hans Holbein the Younger, 1533, King Henry VIII; King Henry VII by Hans Holbein the Younger, circa 1536-1537, Bathers at Asnières, Georges Seurat, 1884, The Brontë Sisters (Anne Brontë; Emily Brontë; Charlotte Brontë), Patrick Branwell Brontë, circa 1834, The Baptism of Christ, Piero della Francesca, after 1437, Elizabeth and Mary Linley, Thomas Gainsborough, c.1772, Girl at the Window, Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, 1645, A Woman Playing a Clavichord, Gerrit Dou, c.1665, The Triumph of David, c.1631-33, Nicolas Poussin, Sir Anthony van Dyck, Sir Anthony van Dyck, circa 1640, Queen Elizabeth I, unknown English artist, circa 1600, Albert Oehlen review: Incoherence of remixed art falls oddly flat. 10am - 6pm. We use cookies to provide you with the best possible experience and to analyse traffic on our website. We use cookies to provide you with the best possible experience and to analyse traffic on our website. 1954, Krefeld, Germany) is one of the most innovative and significant artists working today. Hingston Studio.

More info here. Permeating this gallery was a newly configured soundtrack by the hardcore, avant-garde trio ensemble, Steamboat Switzerland, playing at intervals throughout the day, which drew connections between the movements, rhythms and systems of music and the internal strategies of Oehlen’s paintings. One longs to return to the original. This publication comprises a commissioned essay by art historian, curator and academic, Dawn Adès, whose writing provides an exciting and fresh perspective on Oehlen’s work, an insightful letter as artwork by artist André Butzer, as well as a new conversation between Oehlen and Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries, Hans Ulrich Obrist. He has been a key figure in contemporary art since the 1980s and the diversity of his painting is a testament to the intrinsic freedom that remains at the heart of the medium.

Albert Oehlen (b. Private Collection The Serpentine is delighted to announce a major exhibition by Albert Oehlen, a key figure in contemporary art since the 1980s and one of the most innovative and significant artists working today.

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October 2, 2019–February 2, 2020 Serpentine Gallery, London www.serpentinegalleries.org. Raise money and support for Breast Cancer victims, survivors and supporters this Christmas. 1954, Krefeld, Germany) has been a key figure in contemporary art since the 1980s. Oehlen is one of the most innovative and significant artists working today. A selection of paintings based on Graham’s painting, which match the scale and size of the four horizontal paintings by American painter Mark Rothko displayed in the original chapel’s interior spaces, were exhibited at the Serpentine for the first time.