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  • Provenance

    Victoria Miro Gallery, London

  • Exhibited

    London, Victoria Miro Gallery, Lords of Kolbojnik, May-June 2003; London, The Saatchi Gallery, The Triumph of Painting, 26 January, 2005 - 30 October, 2005; Leeds City Art Gallery, January, 2006 - 12 March, 2006

  • Literature

    The Triumph of Painting exh. cat. The Saatchi Gallery, London, 2005, pp. 172-173

  • Catalogue Essay

    Tal R belongs to a group of internationally acclaimed artists who graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in the 1990s. Common amongst this group of painters is a focus on expressive and painterly qualities which combine with personal and sometimes banal subject matter. His imaginary scenes suggest awkward and puerile narratives of the suburban fairy tale.
     
    “Tal R is has been described as a ‘painter’s painter’ due to the ease and exuberance of his approach to the medium. In his work the artist establishes vivid, expressive settings within a pictorial framework composed of three zones: a heading used as a palette, a central area in which colour becomes form, and a lower foundation. With these new works, he is characteristically vigorous and painterly, but he introduces fabric, paper and canvas collage in an active attempt to resist a single signature style. Some works then assume, as he puts it with typical irony, a new ‘unhygienic minimalism’ or ‘wild minimalism without puritanism’.” (Press release for exhibition Tal R: The Lords of Kolbojnik, at Victoria Miro, London, 17 May – 14 June 2003)
     

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Cusines

2003
Oil and paper collage on canvas.
200 x 200 cm (78 7/8 x 78 7/8 in).
Signed, titled and dated 'Tal R Cusines 2003' on the reverse.

Estimate
£40,000 - 60,000 ♠ †

Sold for £55,250

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

13 October 2010
London