Tal R, Polda, 2019–20. Oil on canvas, 200 x 172 cm.

Tal R
Home Alone

Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp / Belgium

March 19–May 9, 2020
March 16, 2020
Tim Van Laere Gallery
Jos Smolderenstraat 50
2000 Antwerp

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Tim Van Laere Gallery is pleased to present its first solo exhibition by Tal R, entitled Home Alone. The exhibition includes a new series of paintings and drawings.

Tal R (Tel Aviv, Israel. Lives and works in Copenhagen) transforms everything in his environment into art. His works are known for their daring colors and vivid imagery. Tal R works with a variety of techniques and media including painting, collage, sculpture, installation, drawing, print and furniture. Tal R is a keen observer, who takes inspiration from reality as well as his imagination. His work fits within the northern European tradition of Edvard Munch, Asger Jorn, Per Kirkeby and Georg Baselitz. Historical and art-historical references are abundant: threads of expressionism, fauvism and symbolism continue, as well as a nod to traditional Scandinavian art, art nouveau, outsider art and children's paintings. His unique vision, self-identification as an outsider and ability to sample the two worlds of his different heritages, has produced an artistic language that constantly questions our surrounding realities.

Tal R has exhibited internationally, institutional solo exhibitions were held at: Hastings Contemporary, UK; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, USA); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Netherlands; Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; Pinakothek der Moderne, Germany; Museum Kunstpalast, Germany; Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art, Sweden; Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany; Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany; Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Denmark; Essl Museum, Austria; Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca, Mexico; Centro Cultural dos Correios, Brazil; Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany; Statens Museum for Kunst, Denmark; Horsens Kunstmuseum, Denmark; Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark, among many others. Tal R's work is included in many notable collections worldwide, including Museum Kunstpalast, Germany; The Art Institute of Chicago, USA; Essl Museum, Austria; Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art, Sweden; Bonnefanten Museum, Holland; Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Finland, and many private collections.