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Albert Oehlen was born in Krefeld, Germany in 1954. He attended the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg where he studied under Sigmar Polke until 1981. During the early stages of his career, Oehlen’s artistic interests and associations were diverse, ranging from music to painting. During the 1980s, he began combining abstract and figurative elements in his paintings in response to the prevailing, Neo-Expressionist aesthetic of the time. He established a close friendship with German artist Martin Kippenberger and dedicated himself completely to abstract painting. As early as a decade ago, Oehlen set up a studio in a tower of the city walls of Segovia, where he began to work on computer generated images, which would end up forming part of his practice. Oehlen’s spatially intriguing works, in which figuration and abstraction collide, are a strong reminder of the complex forces vital to the resurgence of painting at the latter part of the previous century.
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