„Carroll Dunham/Albert Oehlen. Bäume/Trees“ Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2019. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019. © Carroll Dunham.
November 30, 2019 — March 1, 2020
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf
Carroll Dunham and Albert Oehlen will be featured together in an exhibition for the first time at Kunsthalle Dusseldorf. ‘Bäume / Trees’ brings together large-scale paintings spanning three decades and also presents recently created works. These are supplemented with drawings, etchings, and monotypes by both painters in which they explore the subject of trees in their radically independent pictorial languages.
Both artists are known for their extremely independent and complex oeuvre. At the very moment when Albert Oehlen shifted from figurative “Bad Painting” toward abstraction in the late 1980s, Carroll Dunham went in the opposite direction, developing from his early organic abstract work into a surreal figuration in which different characters shape entire blocks of work, which in turn build on each other with an almost conceptual rigor.