Albert Oehlen

Peon

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Peon
Albert Oehlen
Peon
1996
Oil on canvas
191.5 x 191.5cm

Oehlen approaches painting with the uncontrollability of Tourette's syndrome. Chaotic and visually overloaded, Peon exudes an earnest conviction undermined by its own frantic expression. Elements of composition and style undulate with individual promise. Together, they are mutually rejective compounds violently clamouring for attention. Oehlen presents an image of breakdown: painting in its most agitated state, clawing for meaning and reason.


     
 


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