The Danish artist Tal R is celebrated for his expressive and exuberant paintings and sculptures, elaborate installations and innovative approach to materials. Born in Tel Aviv in 1967, Tal R lives and works in Copenhagen.
Walk towards Hare Hill was published to accompany an exhibition of a cycle of distinctive plein air paintings by the artist at Victoria Miro, London, in spring 2014.
The series comprises 37 works created near the artist’s summerhouse in northern Denmark, over a couple of months in late summer 2013.
More than just the latest series in the artist’s oeuvre, Walk towards Hare Hill offered an immediacy of representation and prompted Tal R to reflect upon the significance of making work in this way, asking whether painting en plein air is now just a romantic notion, or whether it can be a productive activity for an artist today.