Albert Oehlen 1996 (Taken from Artsy.net)
Qualities that I want to see brought together:
delicacy and coarseness, color and vagueness,
and, underlying them all, a base note of hysteria.
Oehlen is perhaps best known for his
embrace of “bad” painting.
Alongside his many rules, he allows a certain
awkwardness or ugliness to enter his work,
introducing unsettling gestures, crudely drawn figures,
visceral smears of artificial pigments,
bold hues, and flesh tones.
In this way, he attests to the infinite combinations
of form made possible through painting,
and shows that these combinations can be
manipulated at the artist’s will to produce
novel perceptual challenges for the viewer.
(Taken from Gagosian.com)
Albert Oehlen 2004 (Taken from Artnet.com)
~ exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement.
~ hysteria is a craze or a state of extreme emotional excitement or upset.
~ any outbreak of wild, uncontrolled
excitement or feeling
Anne Wood 2018
Do I take these two canvases
Unless I take up the challenge I shall never know.