Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea presents "Elevator Paintings: Trees" by Albert Oehlen. Oehlen's oeuvre is a testament to the innate freedom of the creative act. Unleashing this freedom through self-imposed constraints, Oehlen sets rules and boundaries in order to test the breaking point of the painting itself. Through expressionist brushwork, Surrealist methodology, computer-generated lines. As the artist says; "Qualities that I want to see brought together; delicacy and coarseness, color and vagueness, and, underlying them all, a base note of hysteria."
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