BORCHs Butik is pleased to present the new series Girl drawing Lily; 12 new graphic works by Tal R. All printed and published by BORCH Editions in a limited edition of 24.
Tal R’s latest collaboration with BORCH Editions, Girl drawing Lily, takes as its foundation a series of sketches and paintings made for the work Altstadt Girl. Over a period of three years, whilst teaching at the prestigious Düsseldorf Kunstakademie, Tal R would draw women in confined interior spaces. Some were acquaintances, others were strangers approached in the street. The awkwardness of this interaction is encapsulated in the works, creating a palpable tension between subject, artist and environment.
In Girl drawing Lily Tal R has lifted and processed selected drawings from Altstadt Girl, resulting in 12 new prints. Thoughtful, shy, curious and bold women move in and out of abstraction, sometimes merging with their patterned, decorative backgrounds, but always retaining the awkwardness of the intimate exchange taking place. In a palette of pastel colours Tal R has combined the coarse structures of the woodcut with the delicate lines of the etching, to give Girl drawing Lily a distinctive expression of its own.
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