Albert Oehlen: SEXE, RELIGION, POLITIQUE
This book was published on the occasion of Albert Oehlen: SEXE, RELIGION, POLITIQUE at Gagosian and Galerie Max Hetzler in Paris. It is dedicated to works painted in oil and lacquer on aluminum sheets, with dynamic black lines and forms interrupting fields of bright egg-yolk yellow. Sometimes the black paint is viscous like tar, and at others it is matte and opaque, as Oehlen seamlessly transitions between thick fluidity and sharp angularity. The paintings’ titles are as enigmatic as they are evocative, from King Inna The Jungle and Walking Jewelry Store to Zungguzungguguzungguzeng (all 2018).