signed and dated 2001 on the reverse
Inkjet and oil on canvas
82¾ by 65 in. 210 by 165 cm.

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Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
Private Collection
Acquired by the present owner from the above

“Oehlen tries to do with painting what others (Coltrane, Zappa) have attempted in jazz or rock: to immerse the listener in a burst of overlapping, saturated and expansive strata, getting rid of any story-line since there is no beginning nor end. This all thrusts forward, like in a cathode with a tremendous current. A kind of machine that transforms signs into intensities (…) Oehlen’s painting-machine is a mixer that flings objects, images and traces into outer space.” - Pierre Sterckx in: “Albert Oehlen: Junk Screens", Exh. Cat., Auvergne, FRAC: Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Auvergne, Albert Oehlen, March - May 2005

Mirroring the overload of the information age, Albert Oehlen’s Untitled from 2001 is an endlessly engrossing cacophony of bold digital imagery and expressive oil. Exploding across a stark white backdrop, Oehlen’s computer-generated imagery appears corrupted or “hacked” to the point of illegibility, while his hand applied oil paint and spray incorporates a tangible, almost street aesthetic to the surface. Deeply rooted in methodology, the present work is a post-modern treatise on the boundaries that define the medium, pioneering the use of the inkjet printer in painting. A radical departure from preconceived notions of painting established before it, Untitled brings together the machine and the hand into intellectual invigorating and visually stunning concert.

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