Yves Oppenheim

Yves Oppenheim - Galerie Max Hetzler

Yves Oppenheim’s recent paintings are composed with declarative precision, following the logic of colour and perception. Floating coloured forms are combined and overlap each other in his compositions that look sometimes like collages at first glance. The coloured shapes are rhythmically transformed in variations and follow a general movement or energy, revealing the successive constructions and deconstructions that constitute the work. Yves Oppenheim prevents an immediate understanding of the work; his work intentionally disquiets the viewer and invites to a closer analysis. Oppenheim often lets colour and form exceed beyond the canvas, spreading out on the walls. Parallel to this practice, Oppenheim develops a more personal universe in his drawings and works on paper.

"A strange thing happens when one manipulates colours the way Oppenheim does. They come into competition with one another, each shouting louder than the next. Colours, like so many faces in the crowded stadium: it's as if instead of us struggling to see them, they are struggling to see us. It is a tug of war between formalism and expressionism, and a graph of Oppenheim's painterly thoughts would place the coordinates in an irrational order."

April Elizabeth Lamm, “Lichtpauserei” in Yves Oppenheim: Berlin Paintings 2002-2004, Galerie Max Hetzler, 2004

Image: Untitled (1008L), 2010, acrylic on canvas, 300 x 200 cm

Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions





Darren Almond, Glenn Brown, André Butzer, Rineke Dijkstra, Günther Förg, Mona Hatoum, Jeff Koons, Vera Lutter, Marepe, Beatriz Milhazes, Ernesto Neto, Frank Nitsche, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Richard Phillips, Michael Raedecker, Bridget Riley, Thomas Struth, Rebecca Warren, Christopher Wool, Toby Ziegler

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications / Ridinghouse, Berlin and London 2014
With texts by Julie Sylvester and Jean-Marie Gallais
Edited by Jean-Marie Gallais

€ 45,-

Always There - Galerie Max Hetzler

Always There

Haluk Akakçe, André Butzer, Günther Förg, Mark Grotjahn, Arturo Herrera, Sarah Morris, Frank Nitsche, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Richard Phillips, Michael Raedecker, Anselm Reyle, Kay Rosen, Kelley Walker, Christopher Wool

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin 2008
Text by Gudrun Inboden

€ 40,-

Works on Paper - Galerie Max Hetzler

Works on Paper

Franz Ackermann, Haluk Akakçe, Darren Almond, André Butzer, Günther Förg, Ellen Gallagher, Mona Hatoum, Arturo Herrera, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Graham Little, Marepe, Beatriz Milhazes, Frank Nitsche, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Richard Phillips, Chloe Piene, Jorge Queiroz, Kara Walker, Christopher Wool

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin 2005
Text by Kirsty Bell

€ 35,-

Berlin Paintings 2002-2004 - Galerie Max Hetzler

Berlin Paintings 2002-2004

Yves Oppenheim

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin 2004
Text by April Elizabeth Lamm

€ 25,-

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