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Tal R

 (born 1967)
Tal R is active/lives in Israel, Denmark.  Tal R is known for painting, installation, video, textiles.

Tal R

Biography from the Archives of askART

Tal R (1967-)

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.

Biography from Christie's London, King Street
'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. 

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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About  Tal R

Born:  1967 - Israel
Known for:  painting, installation, video, textiles