Tal R is active/lives in Israel, Denmark. Tal R is known for painting, installation, video, textiles.
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Tal R (1967-)
Biography from Christie's London, King Street
He is probably best known as a painter but works in a number of media: sculpture, drawing, printmaking, installation, video and textiles.
Tal R was born in Israel in 1967 and grew up in Denmark. He lives in Copenhagen, where he also has his studio.
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
CAC Malaga, (2009), Kunsthalle zu Kiel (2009), Bonnefanten Museum, Holland (2008), Camden Arts Centre, London (2008), Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Denmark (2007).
He holds a guest professorship at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.
From various internet sources.
'The basis of my work is always collage' Tal R, the Israeli-born artist
who now lives and works in Copenhagen has said. Executed in 2003-2004, Last
Drawing before Mars is one of series of vast kaleidoscopic collage
paintings made in the last decade that depict wild, crazy and colorful
collaged images drawn from contemporary magazines seemingly fusing
together into one vast central vortex. With titles such as Polar
Grammar, Goodbye to all your Interests and Last Drawing
before Mars, these multiple-image paintings seem to articulate the
coming together of all the multifaceted information and imagery of the
world into an inter-connective web and rush of abstract form and color
to suggest some kind of a hidden union between all phenomena.
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In this they mimic in some respects the writings of W.G Seebald in which
small mundane and even banal events and objects from the life of the
narrator are frequently interlinked and shown to connect to themes and
events of great magnitude from throughout the vast sweeping path of
history. In Last Drawing before Mars Tal R offers a kind of
visual parallel to this, presenting a time-machinelike vortex seemingly
lying at the heart of a myriad of vacant and sensationalist imagery,
painstakingly clipped and assembled from the plethora of popularist
imagery and ephemera so redolent of today's mass-media culture.
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