Born in 1954 in Krefeld, Germany
Lives and works in Switzerland and Spain
Regarded as the heir to a generation of German painters including Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke, Albert Oehlen has, since the late 1970s, pursued a relentless investigation of painting as a medium. Although the lyricism of his works can suggest an intuitive approach, his canvases are almost always the result of meticulous study and methodical technique. The works in The Arts Club are from his most recent explorations in paint, referred to as his Finger Paintings.
Albert Oehlen is widely regarded as one of the most important German painters of his generation. He has exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the United States, with solo shows at museums including London’s Whitechapel Gallery, The Secession, Vienna, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.