TAL R

Old Confused

2 OCT – 13 DEC 2009

Exhibition

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From October 2 Magasin is hosting an exhibition with the work of Tal R, currently Denmark’s most internationally acclaimed artist. He describes his work as “Kolbojnik”, Hebrew for leftovers: ”I have a pot on the boil all the time and am continuously throwing new material into it”

His art is brightly colored and has a deliberately naïve, abstract quality. Tal R is probably best known as a painter but works in a number of media: sculpture, drawing, printmaking, installation, video and textiles. Currently he is also developing the clothing brand MoonSpoonSaloon.

Richard Julin, the exhibition’s curator says: “In exhibition form his work becomes a voyage of discovery into a universe with a very direct expressiveness, which celebrates playfulness, spontaneity, imagination and creativity. At Magasin 3 we are showing a unique spacial arrangement with new paintings, sculptures and a great many other objects. In short, an attempt at giving an overview of Tal R’s œvre as it presents itself right now.”

Curator: Richard Julin

About the artist Tal R was born in Israel in 1967 and grew up in Denmark. He lives in Copenhagen, where he also has his studio. His most recent solo exhibitions include: Bonnefanten Museum, Holland (2008), Camden Arts Centre, London (2008), Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Denmark (2007). He holds a guest professorship at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, which he often “swaps” with colleagues at other art academies.
Works

“Fast Turtle March”
2008, olja på duk / oil on canvas
200 x 200 cm

“Skyline”
2008, olja på duk / oil on canvas
200 x 200 cm

“The Igen”
2008, olja på duk / oil on canvas
200 x 200 cm

“Old Confused Gun”
2009, olja på duk / oil on canvas
200 x 200 cm

“Jardin de la Época”
2009, olja på duk / oil on canvas
200 x 200 cm
Courtesy of Bo Bjeergard

“Beach Teenager”
2009, olja på duk / oil on canvas
200 x 200 cm

“Hyacint”
2008, keramik (glaserad) / ceramic (glazed)
105 x 49 x 38 cm

“Ovaria”
2008, pappersmassa, pigment, snöre och metall (bord) / pulp, pigment,
string and metal (table)
206 x 216 x 100 cm

“Lord Tuesday”
2008–2009, pappersmassa, pigment, snöre, metall och betong / pulp,
pigment, string, metal and concrete
300 x 150 x 100 cm (format variable)

“Muller”
2009, textil, metall och lack / fabric, metal and lacquer
180 x 125 x 125 cm

“Ssstick Ball Gate”
2007–2008, trä, akrylfärg och lack / wood, acrylic and varnish
126 x 61 x 30 cm

“Revoultion”
2008, akrylfärg på trä / acrylic on wood
170 x 66 x 36 cm

“Owl”
2009, akrylfärg, lackerat trä / acrylic, varnish on wood
126 x 67 x 67 cm

“Onkel” (Pink)
2009, keramik och metall / ceramic and metal
60 x 45 x 45 cm

“Onkel” (Grün)
2009, keramik och metall / ceramic and metal
44 x 35 x 35 cm

“Vase Vase”
2009, keramik och trä, 4 paneler / ceramic and wood, 4 panels
90 x 75 x 41 cm (format variable)

“Drunk Alabast”
2009, lera (målad, glaserad), trälåda (lackerad) / clay (painted and
glazed), wooden box (lacquered)
56 x 48 x 30 cm

“Mug and Mug”
2008, lera (målad, glaserad), trälåda (lackerad) / clay (painted and
glazed), wooden box (lacquered)
62 x 64 x 32 cm

“Low Moon and Grapefruits”
2008, kulspetspenna på papper / ball-pen on paper
30 x 23 cm

“The Cannon”
2008, kulspetspenna på papper / ball-pen on paper
30 x 24 cm

“The Rock”
2008, kulspetspenna på papper / ball-pen on paper
30 x 23 c

“Boy and Girl on Stone Beach”
2008, kulspetspenna på papper / ball-pen on paper
30 x 23 cm

“Stone Beach”
2008, kulspetspenna på papper / ball-pen on paper
30 x 23 cm

“Tooth Rock Beach”
2008, kulspetspenna på papper / ball-pen on paper
30 x 23 cm

“Old Guns”
2008, kulspetspenna på papper / ball-pen on paper
30 x 23 cm

“The Pause”
2008, kulspetspenna på papper / ball-pen on paper
30 x 23 cm

“The Under”
2008, kulspetspenna på papper / ball-pen on paper
30 x 23 cm

“Greetings from Mountain”
2008, kulspetspenna på papper / ball-pen on paper
30 x 23 cm

“Figure Sales Man”
2008, kulspetspenna på papper / ball-pen on paper
30 x 23 cm

“Person to the Right Balcony”
2008, kulspetspenna på papper / ball-pen on paper
30 x 23 cm

“Ceramique Display”
2008, kulspetspenna och vattenfärg på papper ovanpå framsida av
anteckningsblock / ball-pen and water colour on paper on notebook cover
30 x 23 cm

“Larger Bottle”
2008, gouache och krita på papper på konstpapper i färg / gouache and
crayon on paper on coloured art paper
35 x 30 cm

“Two Cups”
2008, krita på konstpapper i färg / crayon on coloured art paper
30 x 21 cm

“Vase”
2008, kulspetspenna och krita på papper / ball-pen and crayon on paper
20 x 14 cm

“Mug”
2008, bläck på papper / ink on paper
20 x 14 cm

“Bigger Bottle”
2008, gouache på konstpapper i färg / gouache on coloured art paper
30 x 21 cm

“Latter”
2009, gouache och krita på konstpapper i färg / gouache and crayon on
coloured art paper
48 x 34 cm

“Robot”
2009, gouache på konstpapper i färg / gouache on coloured art paper
48 x 34 cm

“Uniform”
2009, gouache på konstpapper i färg / gouache on coloured art paper
48 x 33 cm

“Seminar”
2009, gouache på konstpapper i färg / gouache on coloured art paper
48 x 34 cm

“Two Mugs”
2008, olja på papper, bakom glas, träram (målad) tillverkad av konstnären
/ oil on paper, behind glass, artist made wood frame (painted)
84 x 114 cm

“Teenager Beach (Dunes)”
2009, olja på papper, bekom glas, träram (målad) tillverkad av konstnären
/ oil on paper, behind glass, artist made wood frame (painted)
84 x 114 cm

“Late October Beach”
2009, olja på papper, bakom glas, träram (målad) tillverkad av konstnären
/ oil on paper, behind glass, artist made wood frame (painted)
84 x 114 cm

“Blue in Laguna”
2009, vaxkrita, pastellfärg på papper / wax crayon, pastel on paper
55 x 41 cm

“Villa Rouge”
2009, vaxkrita, pastellfärg på papper / wax crayon, pastel on paper
60 x 28 cm

“Aula”
2009, vaxkrita, pastellfärg på papper / wax crayon, pastel on paper
41 x 30 cm

“Return to Pearl Aula”
2009, vaxkrita, pastellfärg på papper / wax crayon, pastel on paper
41 x 30 cm

“Grand in Corridor”
2009, vaxkrita, pastellfärg på papper / wax crayon, pastel on paper
32.50 x 32 cm

“Villa Villakula Rose”
2009, vaxkrita, pastellfärg på papper / wax crayon, pastel on paper
53 x 52 cm

“Old Gun Hunting Moonlight”
2009, vaxkrita, pastellfärg på papper / wax crayon, pastel on paper
77 x 57 cm

“Two Dogs and Elegant”
2009, vaxkrita, pastellfärg på papper / wax crayon, pastel on paper
76.5 x 55 cm

“Man in Hollow Tree”
2009, vaxkrita, pastellfärg på papper / wax crayon, pastel on paper
76 x 57 cm

“Prince Tuesday”
2009, vaxkrita, pastellfärg på papper / wax crayon, pastel on paper
76 x 57 cm

“Long Summer Beach”
2009, vaxkrita, pastellfärg på papper / wax crayon, pastel on paper
77 x 57 cm

“Sex Beach”
2009, vaxkrita, pastellfärg på papper / wax crayon, pastel on paper
77 x 57 cm

“Flanel and baby”
2009, vaxkrita, pastellfärg på papper / wax crayon, pastel on paper
76.50 x 58 cm

All works courtesy of Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, unless otherwise stated.

Program

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ARTIST TALK WITH TAL R
NOVEMBER 5 AT 7PM IN THE MAGASIN 3 LOBBY

The title of the exhibition refers to at least two things. Tal R sees the medium of painting per se as something “old and confused”. He says himself that his biggest asset is that he never took painting for granted. Every painting is a new reason to paint. The artist calls the medium “weak” and says: ”a painting is just a flat thing that art historically is regressive”. As he sees it the weak position of painting opens up further possibilities for the medium.