Markus Oehlen (* 1956 in Krefeld) completed a traineeship as a design draftsman from 1971 to 1973. He studied arts at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 1976 to 1982, where he was a master-class student of Alfonso Hüppi. Since 2002 he is professor at the Academy of Arts, Munich. Oehlen is one of the "Junge Wilde" with his expressive and figurative paintings in the 1980s. To delimit from tradition and to provoke he used cheap materials, for instance dispersion or wax. From time to time Oehlen came along with new materials, which he used to develop new techniques. For instance, in the 1990 he started working with cords of cotton. Oehlen started to create sculptures with those materials.

1956 Born in Krefeld, lives in Munich
1976 Studies art at the Academy of Fine Arts, Düsseldorf
1987 Berliner Kunstpreis
Since 2002 Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich

aluminium casting batik digital printing installation interactive art mixed media object painting photocopying print screen printing spray painting textile art underdrawing
acrylic paint aluminum baryte boat varnish calico candle car radio car tire cardboard, indefinite clay clear varnish construction adhesive cotton cord dispersion paint enamel pen foam rubber glass, indefinite glue, indefinite gypsum hose household paint iron laser projector linoleum linseed oil loudspeaker luminous paint medium-density fiberboard (MDF board) oil paint paraffin wax particle board pencil permanent marker picture frame pigment, indefinite plastic, indefinite plywood PS (polystyrene) PS foam PU (polyurethane) PU varnish PVC (polyvinyl chloride) radio roof batten rope/cord self-adhesive PVC foil siccative smoke machine spray paint stone styrofoam glue synthetic resin paint textile paint textile, indefinite tinting point titanium white turpentine oil wallpaper paste wax wax, indefinite white glue wood, indefinite zinc white