In his style of angular, visceral image-making Tal R invokes xpressionism
in equal parts, skewing perspective and providing occasionally psychedelic, yet detailed, accounts of the cramped and musty quarters in which his subjects pose. Some images, such as S
(2014), depict this process as it happens; others, such as Traindrivers Daughter
(2014), are translated to canvas with Tal R’s exuberant hand in saturated colors, the paints of which are occasionally squeezed straight from the tube. “The face, the eyes, the pillows, the windows, the tapestry all carry information and meaning,” says
the artist; his figurative paintings strive to translate that information through his site-specific, highly emotive process. In this show, that well-considered practice can be glimpsed through the presentation of the work from concept to sketch to final product.