Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Marie Nipper, Anne Mette Thomsen. Foreword by Jens Erik Sørensen, Marie Nipper. Text by Marie Nipper, Barry Schwabsky, Søren Ulrik Thomsen.
A mammoth scrapbook of drawings, paintings, textiles and collages by the popular Copenhagen-based, Israeli artist Tal R (born 1967), The Virgin combines new and old work to offer a total portrait of the vibrant oeuvre of this perennially popular artist. A special focus of the volume is the pigment paintings upon which he embarked in the early 2000s. Tal R’s riotously colorful works move freely between figuration and abstraction, and are characterized by an immediately evident ease with his media, and indeed with the very process of making art. As Barry Schwabsky writes, in an essay for this volume: “What’s obvious immediately is that Tal R is a natural. That means his being an artist, or something like an artist, isn’t exactly a choice--it’s something he could have avoided only at great cost.” This volume traces the breaks and continuities in Tal R’s two-decade career.
The Egyptian Boy is a facsimile of a notebook that Tel Aviv–born artist Tal R (born 1967) has been working on for the last three years. The source for his recent group of ceramic sculptures, it explores bodily fragmentation and dismemberment in the manner of the god Osiris.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Beate Ermacora, Gregor Jansen. Text by Beate Ermacora, Jacob Fabricius, Magdalena Holzhey, Gregor Jansen.
Man Overboard is Tal R’s kaleidoscopic artist’s book compendium of his paintings, drawings, sculptures and films of the past 15 years. Photographs of the works are reproduced from 36 double-sided panels, upon which the images are held in transparent photo corners.
Published by DuMont Buchverlag. Edited by Dirk Luckow. Text by Martin Hellmold, Belinda Grace Gardner, Jörg Heiser, Dörte Zbikowski.
The Tel Aviv-born artist Tal R (born (1967) makes collages, photographs and paintings that energize the eye with their exuberant and brash forms and colors. A kindred spirit to Dieter Roth, and collaborator with Jonathan Meese, Tal R is prolific and projects an infectious spirit of openness in his work. He often begins his paintings not with geometric designs (though his work is formally rigorous) but with language: "I always start with a small sentence... such as 'two men with tall hats sit in a corridor watching a Chinese pagoda.' I have certain ideas about these two men sitting there, and I want the picture to be exactly like the sentence, or rather, like the break in the sentence." This monograph is published on the occasion of the exhibition You Laugh an Ugly Laugh, and provides a broad assessment of his work to date.
Collecting recent crafty, collaborative circular and inverse-circular cut-out collage works by the rising Israeli-born Copenhagen artist, this deluxe volume is quite collectible. Uta Grosenick compares the artist's ray formations to violent explosions, "pressure waves that sweep everything before them," as well as gigantic implosions, "swallowed by the monster and spewed out."
The Denmark-based Israeli artist Tal R is known for his assemblages, made from materials like fruit, plastic bags, bottles or old shoes, as well as his collaged images drawn from porn magazines, history books and art catalogues. This substantial volume collects more than 200 of the artist's etchings in deluxe duotones.
Published by Lousiana Museum of Modern Art. Edited by Michael Juul Holm, Anders Kold. Text by Anders Kold.
The rising Copenhagen painter Tal R, born in Israel and represented in New York by Zach Feuer Gallery and in Berlin by Contemporary Fine Arts, here presents new works composed in a palette limited to unmixed brown, red, orange, white, pink, yellow and green. Tal R's painting is fundamentally borne up by a collage principle where the narrative is increasingly subsumed in certain abstract ground rules. With splashing brush and slapdash layering, he paints gleefully in impossible materials, with undisguised clashes and references in the content. This monographic exhibition catalogue says something with painting, not about painting. The design is perfect.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Text by Jorg Heiser.
Kolbojnik is Hebrew for leftovers, and that's how Israel-born artist Tal R describes his work. "I do painting a bit like people make a lunch box. I constantly have this hot-pot boiling and I throw all kinds of material into it." His House of Prince is a labor of some four years consisting of approximately 200 paintings inspired by popular and high culture.
PUBLISHER WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9.5 x 12.75 in. / 96 pgs / 191 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 3/1/2006 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2006 p. 148
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783931355258SDNR30 LIST PRICE: $52.00 CDN $60.00
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STATUS: Out of print | 5/11/2007
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