I saw these at the MCA and took a picture because I liked them. I like how loose he is with the paint and his imagery. Sometimes when you’re creating abstract imagery the impulse is to make it clean. That way even if it’s bad or viewers can’t relate to imagery, at least they can tell that you were orderly about it, but this guy breaks it open and keeps it messy. There is something very, very german about these. I love it.

Albert Oehlen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqw6PY4yVqA

(there is nothing super special about the youtube clip, it is just so effin german I thought I would include.)