Xanadu, braun

Plate: 60 x 60 cm
Paper: 80,5 x 77,5 cm

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Svanesang, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm
2016
Tal R & Mamma Andersson - Svanesang, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen V
2015
The Oolong, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
2015
Tal R : Chimney School of sculpture, Victoria Miro, London
2015
Tal R: Altstadt Girl, Cheim & Read, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Tal R, Amanach 67 + Scholars, Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art, New York
2015
The Oolong, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
2015
Tal R : Chimney School of sculpture, Victoria Miro, London
2015
Tal R: Altstadt Girl, Cheim & Read, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Human Condition, John Wolf Art Advisory & Brokerage, Los Angeles
2016
Svanesang, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm
2016
Tal R & Mamma Andersson - Svanesang, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen V
2016
Character, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen V
2016
Artworks, Cheim & Read, New York
2016
Allez les Bleus, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen V
2015
Eva, Pamela, Victoria..., Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen V
2015
BLACK & WHITE - Multifarious, Galerie Leu, Munich
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