Tal R is known for his daring use of color and vivacious imagery. Throughout his works, references to historical art movements such as Expressionism, Fauvism and Symbolism can be found alongside influences from Outsider Art and children’s paintings. He works across a diverse range of media including painting, collage, sculpture, installation, drawing, print and furniture. 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.
The curator of the exhibition, David Neuman, explains his thoughts behind the presentation of Magasin III’s unique commission:
“For many years I have nurtured the idea of asking a contemporary artist to create a single painting with the same dimensions as the iconic work by Pablo Picasso, ‘Guernica.’ A canvas that is 3.49 meters in height and has the astonishing width of 7.77 meters. Picasso’s ‘Guernica’ is very likely one of the most important paintings of the 20th Century, executed with an artistic and furious rage depicting historical events of 1937’s Europe.”
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