Girl drawing Lily is based on a series of sketches and paintings created for Tal R’s 2015 solo exhibition Altstadt Girl. Over a period of three years, while teaching at the Düsseldorf Kunstakademie, Tal R portrayed women in confined interior spaces. Some were acquaintances, others were strangers approached in the …

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Tal R
Israeli, b. 1967

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.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Coleccion SOLO
Selected exhibitions
2019
Asger Jorn, Per Kirkeby, Tal RVictoria Miro
2017
Tal R | SexshopsVictoria Miro
2015
Tal R : Chimney School of sculptureVictoria Miro
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Tal R
Israeli, b. 1967

The Shower from the portfolio Girl drawing Lilly, 2016

Woodcut, sugar lift aquatint, soft ground aquatint, drypoint
23 3/5 × 16 9/10 in
60 × 43 cm
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Location
Berlin, Copenhagen

Girl drawing Lily is based on a series of sketches and paintings created for Tal R’s 2015 solo …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Frame
Not included
Publisher
BORCH Editions
Tal R
Israeli, b. 1967

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.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Coleccion SOLO
Selected exhibitions (3)
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