Sjarel Ex in conversation with Tal R

00:05:00 4144 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
The museum’s director Sjarel Ex talks to the Danish artist about his multifaceted oeuvre, his energetic style and his first major retrospective exhibition.
Tal R

Tal R is known as one of the most active and productive artists of his time. He works in a broad range of media and techniques, producing paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints and textiles with an energetic, exuberant and colourful visual language. He takes inspiration for his figurative and abstract works from high and low culture. His motifs are easily described, but their meaning, like dreams, remains mysterious.

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About Tal R

Tal R is known as one of the most active and productive artists of his time. He works in a broad range of media and techniques, producing paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints and textiles with an energetic, exuberant and colourful visual language. He takes inspiration for his figurative and abstract works from high and low culture. His motifs are easily described, but their meaning, like dreams, remains mysterious.

‘For me, drawing was like dreaming at night: you can’t decide what to dream about; you dream about what you need.’ Tal R  

Step into the world of Tal R

The unusual installation invites visitors to immerse themselves in the extraordinary world of Tal R. With several hundred works spanning twenty years, Academy of Tal R is the most extensive exhibition to date of this multidisciplinary artist. Many of the works come from private collections and are rarely seen in public.

Video credits

Camera: Mano Daniel Szollosi, Simone Lilmoes

Editing: Mano Daniel Szollosi

Met dank aan: Tal R & Sjarel Ex

Met steun van: Mondriaan Fonds & Danish Arts Foundation

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