“The plan was to be avant-garde on the technical side too.” - Albert Oehlen
#throwback to Edward viewing one of Oehlen’s groundbreaking Computer Paintings! The German artist’s highly celebrated, early implementation of graphic technology allowed him to propel into the discourse of painting through the exploitation of this emerging medium.
#Oehlen’s digital motifs challenged the traditional proximity of artist and artwork by incorporating a machine into the process of image-making. Ironically, Oehlen allowed painting to have the last word — he discovered that his pieces required human touch to enhance the final product.
Image: Untitled (Computer), 1992