Albert Oehlen

Albert Oehlen   Untitled   2011

“We have to approach Oehlen's works gradually, step by step, as though ascending a staircase. We set out armed with the confidence of certainty, full of an unerring faith in the power of irony, streetwise to all the tricks of ridicule, only to find ourselves confronted with unreal forms and meaningless signs of glaring duplicity. Their sole objective seems to be to keep us alert and constantly on the lookout so that the whole painting can reveal itself for what it really is. The paintings have an information overload reminding the spectator that looking at the picture is likely to put him in the precarious position of having his eyes opened.”                                              
                                                                         Fabrice Hergott

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