'I like making relations between the elements in the paintings that you wouldn't expect. (...) I never try to come as close as possible to what I want to have at the end, rather it is the opposite. I try to have something really difficult or daring because the more daring it is, the more surprising the result is'
(A. Oehlen quoted in Albert Oehlen, exh. cat., Whitechapel, London 2006, p. 2 and 5).