Tal R, ‘Almanach 67’, 2015, RENÉ SCHMITT 

67 woodcuts on Japanese paper
Each 40 x 30 cm (15¾ x 11¾ inches)
Edition: 18 + 3 a.p.
Each hand signed and numbered
Uniquely hand painted, carved wood case, each hand signed
Woodcut printed by Michael Schaefer Copenhagen
Wood case by Studio TalR
Collophon letterpress printing by Atelier für Druckgraphik, Hamburg

Signature: Hand signed and numbered

Publisher: Rene Schmitt

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About Tal R

Tal R uses the word kolbojnik, meaning leftovers in Hebrew, to describe his practice of culling imagery, both figurative and abstract, from a wide range of high and low culture. Like work by Donald Baechler, Maira Kalman, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Tal R’s paintings, with their bold brushstrokes, colorful patterns, and exuberantly painted imagery, give the false impression of childlike simplicity, belying a subtle complexity that revolves around his attempts to reconcile pictorial traditions with expressionism. Interested in creation myths and darker themes, Tal R's work is consistent in its display of joy and playfulness.

Israeli, b. 1967, Tel Aviv, Israel, based in Copenhagen, Denmark