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Albert Oehlen is a contemporary abstract painter from Germany. Albert Oehlen was born in Krefeld, West Germany in the year 1954. The artist’s father and brother are both professional artists.

Oehlen attended the University of Fine Arts located in Hamburg, Germany.

The artist’s main focus is the process of painting. Some inspirational artists he admires included Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke.

Oehlen has taught at the collegiate level the Academy of Art located in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Price range information: Works range from $20,000 to $1.8 million that was paid for a self portrait of the artist. The artist works in oils, acrylics, and is an avid printmaker.

Below a great montage of works by Albert Oehlen:

The artist enjoys music and for a brief period of time ran his own record label that produced music of the electronica genre.

Oehlen had his first solo exhibition in 1981.

What a great style of abstract art! I enjoy his use of so many different patterns in one piece. The artist also does a great job of mixing tight detailed patterns with looser abstract strokes.