Globally recognized for his vibrant and dramatic use of color and various explorations of drawing, collage, sculpture, and painting, Tal R has been compared to the likes of Matisse and Bonnard. For Tal R, however, medium is secondary to subject matter. Not one to confine himself to a single style, the artist is constantly experimenting with materials and techniques. He has used the word "kolbojnik", meaning leftovers in Hebrew, to… Read more
About the artwork
These prints offer a stylized view of Sortedam Lake in Copenhagen, rendered once as an etching and once as a woodcut, illustrating Tal R's constant rethinking of the same motif in various mediums and techniques‑as if he were trying to grasp it from different angles. Transforming the individual structuring elements of the composition—the water, the sunrays, the line of trees and houses—into geometric forms, Tal R masterfully divides up the pictorial space of the prints. In the etching he gives the lake a more somber appearance whilst in the woodcut he uses a warm yellow color to make the water and the sun sparkle radiantly.