Tala Madani is known for creating paintings that look incisively and often irreverently at Middle-Eastern culture and gender issues. Madani typically represents male subjects in a child-like and simplified style, addressing themes including terrorism, tattoos, body hair removal, and prayer. In piss rainbow (2008), for example, a pyramid of men kneel in prayer, circular piss stains visible on each of their bottoms. Her paintings are often gestural and expressionistic, perhaps ironically echoing the painterly bravado attributed to male abstract artists of the mid 20th century.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2021
Tala Madani: Skid MarkPilar Corrias Gallery
2019
Tala Madani | Shit MomsDavid Kordansky Gallery
2018
Corner Projections303 Gallery
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Searchlight, 2013

Oil on linen
16 × 14 1/4 in
40.6 × 36.2 cm
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Los Angeles, Los Angeles , West Hollywood, San Francisco, Samedan, Switzerland, New York, los angeles
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Tala Madani is known for creating paintings that look incisively and often irreverently at Middle-Eastern culture and gender issues. Madani typically represents male subjects in a child-like and simplified style, addressing themes including terrorism, tattoos, body hair removal, and prayer. In piss rainbow (2008), for example, a pyramid of men kneel in prayer, circular piss stains visible on each of their bottoms. Her paintings are often gestural and expressionistic, perhaps ironically echoing the painterly bravado attributed to male abstract artists of the mid 20th century.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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