In 2015 I reported about an Oehler show @ New York`s New Museum ( here ). New York`s Gagosian has now an exhibition with selected works by the artist, called "Elevator Paintings: Trees" (West 21st through April 15 gagosian ). "Through expressionist brushwork, Surrealist methodology, computer-generated lines, and self-conscious amateurism, he multiplies the potential of visual codes through processes of persistent accretion", comments their press release (oehlen )
I present her my favorites of the show, as usual a very subjective selection. Let the pics speak for themselves.
On top of this paragraph you can see "Untitled (Baum 60), 2015, Oil on dibond, 98 7/16 × 98 7/16 inches (250 × 250 cm). The following paintings are also called "Untitled/Baum", just with different numbers.
According to the press release "using a new technical approach, the Elevator Paintings are all-over polychromatic oil paintings in which Oehlen stages oppositions between clear contours and amorphous blurs. Over areas of clean, solid color, he applies voracious sprays, drips, and strokes in muddy greens and grays, deep reds and flesh tones, further complicating his conflation of erasure and enhancement".
"On bright white Dibond, black lines track the hand’s erratic ambulations, while red gradations are contained within geometric figures of a more digital register. The black, mobile lines take on a representative function, as if measuring their own relation to the red, still planes".