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The Fondation will be exceptionally closed on the 22nd, 25th, and 26th of July. However, it will be open on the following dates:

  • 23rd July: from 11 am to 8 pm
  • 24th July: from 11 am to 8 pm
  • 27th July: from 10 am to 6 pm
  • 28th July: from 10 am to 8 pm

Untitled

  • 1992
  • Albert Oehlen
  • Acrylic and oil on canvas
  • 250.0 x 210.0 x 0.0 cm

Drawing on these mechanical lines, characteristic of the aesthetic of the first computers, he created, between 1992 and 2007, a set of paintings called “Computer Paintings,” to which Untitled, 1992-2005, belongs. Described as “bionic” by the artist, these abstractions, mostly large-scale creations in black and white or in color, are made up of geometric forms and pixelized motifs (latticework, arrows, linear drawings). In transposing screen onto canvas, the artist retains the digital aspect of the drawing he then executes manually in a striking visual short-circuit. In an era when digital resources are opening new perspectives for rethinking painting, Albert Oehlen is taking a step back in time, substituting the expressive movement of the brush for the click of the mouse.

© Adagp, Paris, 2019 © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

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Albert Oehlen

Albert Oehlen graduated from the Academy of Hamburg, where he studied under Sigmar Polke. He explores the pictorial medium through an artistic process in which he unceasingly reinvents the rules for each new series. 

He explores the medium—from figurative to abstract—using a variety of tools and innovative techniques to reinvent forms of painting and push their limits, making each painting a unique universe.

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