Tal R March to Good

Tal R
March to Good
2011

Woodcut and etching
30 2/3 x 39 3/4 inches
Edition of 12

Donated by Cheim & Read, NY

Est. Value: $5,000

With their flamboyant colors and exuberantly painted imagery, Tal R's paintings give the impression of being simple, almost turning high art into child's play. Central to the work is Tal R's profound understanding of painterly tradition which simultaneously accommodates muscular, expressive brushstrokes used to describe people, objects or places, and a stabilizing pictorial format informed in part by formalist abstraction. Tal R has often used the word 'kolbojnik', meaning leftovers in Hebrew, to describe his practice of sourcing and collecting a wide range of imagery, figurative and abstract, from high and low culture. Whether in paintings, drawings, prints, textiles or videos, his resourceful, energetic orchestration of elements expresses generosity of spirit and, above all, joy. Born in Tel Aviv in 1967, Tal R lives and works in Copenhagen. He has had solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen (2009), Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht (2008), Camden Arts Centre, London (2008), Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Denmark (2007), and Kunsthalle Mannheim (2007), and currently holds a Guest Professorship at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.

Tal R is represented by Cheim and Read in New York, Victoria Miro in London and Contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin.