Albert Oehlen (German, b.1954) is a painter and mixed media artist associated with the German Neo-Expressionist and Neue Wilde movements, and is best known for his collaborations with other artists. Born in Krefeld, he studied at the Hochschule für Bildene Kunst in Hamburg, where he also studied with Sigmar Polke. In the 1970s, Oehlen became associated with the Cologne art scene, and began collaborating with artists such as Martin Kippenberger, Georg Herold, Jörg Immendorff, and his brother Markus Oehlen. Inspired by Abstract Expressionist painter Willem de Kooning, Oehlen incorporates motifs of technology and sexuality into his exaggerated, abstract work. In his more recent work, such as DJ Techno (2001) and Situation (2003), Oehlen challenges traditional categories of still lifes, nudes, and abstraction with mixed media collage and digital techniques. In 2008, he began a series of collages that rework Spanish advertisement posters with splashes of oil paint. His work has been exhibited at the Musée d’Art moderne et Contemporain in Strasbourg, the Kölnischer Kunstverein in Cologne, and the Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland. He lives and works in Cologne and La Palma, Spain.