By alternating the concrete and the abstract, the viewer discovers what he has always looked for, thanks to his expectations, experiences, needs, knowledge and imagination. The title in this case guide this journey: Mittagspause: Sänger (Mittagspause: Singers) marks the beginning of the exploration and research within the framework of elements that lead back to the artist’s band.
Figures of the singers, objects or obscure presences are assembled together thanks to lines, geometric shapes and ribbon structures that project always new connections and overlaps. The shapes grow together with the lines and connect to a vibrant and restless texture, which is immediately surrounded by calm pictorial areas, with vertical and horizontal lines.
Markus Oehlen has held solo exhibitions at the Künstlerhaus Hamburg, MoMA (New York), Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo, Santander Kunstsammlung Chemnitz and group exhibitions in various museums such as Nationalgalerie Berlin and ZKM Karlsruhe.