They present a survey of works by the German artist, born 1954, a student of Sigmar Polke and friend of the late Martin Kippenberger. Here you can see the radical shifts in his work and style. W Magazin calls Oehlen the "change artist" (wmagazine). I present her my favorites of the show, as usual a very subjective selection. Let the pics speak for themselves.
Above: Panza de burro (2001, Inkjet print and mixed medium on canvas)
More Fire and Ice (2001, Inkjet print and mixed medium on canvas)
Born to be late (2001, Inkjet print and mixed medium on canvas)
DJ Techno (2001, Inkjet print and mixed mediums on canvas)
Streithelfer (Intervener) (1997, Silkscreen and oil on canvas)
Party Dreams (2001, Inkjet print and mixed mediums on canvas)
Untitled (2009-11, Oil and paper on canvas)
Captain Jack (2001, Silkscreen and oil on canvas).
The show includes some of Oehlen´s computer paintings. The artist used a computer program to create the images and then he elaborated the pictures by hand. Below: Der vergiftete Asket (The Poisoned Ascetic) (1992, Acrylic on paper) & Untitled (2008, Oil and paper on canvas)
Long before selfies became popular, Oehlen made them:
Selbst als Frühling (Self-portrait as Spring) (2006, Diptych; photograph, wallpaper, oil, and acrylic on wood)
Selbstporträt als Holländerin (Self-portrait as Dutch Woman) (1983, Oil on wood). His friend Kippenberger commented "“It is not possible to paint worse than that!” (newyorker)
Like It, Or Not
Bad (Bath) (2003, Oil on canvas)
Interior (1998, Oil on canvas)