ABOUT THE ARTIST
Tal R was born Tal Rosenzweig in Tel Aviv in 1967 to a Danish mother and Czechoslovakian Jewish father. The duality of Tal's heritage is recognized in his work, which offers sensations both celebratory and sinister. Saturated color is weighted by shadow; café and street scenes, festooned and radiant, are simultaneously claustrophobic and labyrinthine. His subject matter is intentionally easy to describe, but meaning, as in dreams, is enigmatic. Tal works with a variety of media - collage, sculpture, installation, and painting - and intuitively culls imagery from diverse sources. Historical and art historical references abound; threads of Expressionism, Fauvism, and Symbolism run throughout, as do nods to traditional Scandinavian art, Art Nouveau, and outsider or children's art.
Tal R lives and works in Copenhagen. He has had solo exhibitions at Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Denmark; Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany; Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, Netherlands; Camden Arts Centre, London, U.K.; Cheim & Read, New York, NY; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany; Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paolo, Brazil; Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria; Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Germany; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany; ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark and currently holds a Guest Professorship at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.