TAL R

Old Confused

2 OCT – 13 DEC 2009

Exhibition talr_moonspoonsaloon_1 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.
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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.