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.
|Publisher:||DuMont monte Verlag GmbH & Company, KG|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.70(d)|