Albert Oehlen - Home and Garden
Surveying the past thirty years of his career and demonstrating his immeasurable influence on contemporary painting, "Albert Oehlen: Home and Garden" comprises paintings, drawings, and prints from the artist s most important bodies of work. From the beginning of his career, Oehlen set himself the task of exploring the language, structures, and experiences of painting. He has managed to reinvigorate the genres of portraiture, collage, and gestural abstraction in work that deploys a staggering range of imagery and techniques. Oehlen's canvases capture haunting interiors, mutating self-portraits, archaic and digital landscapes, and cryptic fragments of language. As a younger generation of artists turns again to painting as a critical medium, Oehlen's work has only become more influential and prescient."