Louisiana Poster with the work, Model alone in Studio , (2006), by the world-renowned Danish artist, Tal R (b.1967). What happens when the artist leaves the promised workspace, the studio, the studio? Is it that the model is dancing? As a kind of stand-in in the absence of the artist, as part of the myth of the artist, the studio and the model? There is alternating action throughout this work, which can be seen as Tal R's very own version of Matisse's, The Red Studio. Model Alone In Studio is in Louisiana's collection.
Tal R made his debut at Louisiana in 1997 and had something close to a popular breakthrough with the museum's retrospective exhibition, The Sum, in 2007. In 2017, Louisiana opened the first collective presentation of the artist's work created over the, at the time, past 20 years .
Throughout his work, Tal R has engaged in a multitude of materials and types of work: drawing, collage, print, books and sculpture. He clearly refers to the history of art, but he rather takes the motifs from the world of reality. Tal R's works act as portals that can invite us into other worlds.
Tal R lets a whole range of different elements flow into his images as a kind of focused play, fascinated by the murmurs. Writing, words, traces, shape, color and substance - everything comes together and becomes the sum from which the image arises.
Basically, it is the desire to create and look at images at all that is the backbone of Tal R's multifaceted work. This fascination is the basis of Tal R's work and it can hardly avoid spreading to the viewer.
Dimensions: H: 119 x 117 cm