Alber Oehlen – 1991 and 2008

Galerie Max Hetzler is kicking off November with an intriguing display of paintings from Alber Oehlen. Two distinctly different bodies of work produced seventeen years apart will be on view.

Alber Oehlen - English Courses

The paintings from 2008 (above) are composed of large collage elements with flashes of fluid paint applied to the surface whereas the offerings dating back to 1991 (below) could be categorized as traditional abstraction.

Alber Oehlen - English Courses

Here’s the thing that makes this exhibit special. Move through the gallery in one direction and witness the recent work from 2008.

Alber Oehlen - Max Hetzler - Installation View 2008

When you get to the end of the gallery, simply turn around and the 1991 exhibit is on display. Brilliant!

Alber Oehlen - Max Hetzler - Installation View

Alber Oehlen
1 November – 20 December 2008
Galerie Max Hetzler
Berlin



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Scott Lickstein is a visual artist and was the founder / primary writer for the art news source, LookIntoMyOwl.com until January 2013 when it merged with NOWhere Limited’s Magazine.




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