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|
|Since 2002||Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich|