Ultimately, it is the fascination with how to make the paint evolve into a conceivable image that I find most engaging. - Hadas Tal
Hadas Tal paints the quiet, joyful moments of everyday life. A beautiful urban vista, a delicious dessert, flowers in a vase--finding and celebrating extreme beauty in the simple pleasures of life are the language of Tal’s work. Thick layers of oil paint are pushed across wood panels to create the intense gestural topography of Tal’s surfaces, revealing a reverence for paint as a transformative medium.
Often working within a limited palette, sometimes 8-10 colors at once, Tal forgoes a graphite sketch, and instead applies paint directly and immediately to the surface of her works, blocking out dark colors, leaving space and gaps for lighter areas. After the base composition is established the experimentation with color can begin. Tal often discusses the joy she finds in mixing paint: “over and over again, I can spend hours doing it.”
Tal’s source imagery is often taken from walks or observation from daily life. She works from a combination of both self-generated source material and visual intuition. While capturing a representational image is central to her artistic practice, she isn’t interested in every aspect of the image. Certain shapes and colors are pursued, while other aspects are left behind in pursuit of the most compelling image. What emerges is an impossibly harmonious convergence of abstraction, realism, tonality, color temperature, values, linear marks and high contrast moments.
Born in Israel, but with her painting career taking shape in American urban enclaves New York and the Bay Area, Tal has recently found herself relocated to the lush and verdant scenery of North Carolina. This relocation shows up in her new body of work. Deep greens are now present, reflecting the emerald tones predominant in her new state. The towering rectangles and squares of her earlier urban landscapes have been replaced with the triangles and v-shaped roofs of suburban tableaus.
Always a reflection of her mind’s eye, Hadas Tal’s works are shifting with the energy of a different place, a new daily joy to be captured in oil.
Hadas Tal | Crush17 Jan - 25 Feb 2023Hadas Tal’s new body of work Crush explores four bodies of water: the Pacific Ocean surrounding the Hawaiian Island of Maui, the Outer Banks in North Carolina, the Pacific Ocean...
Hadas Tal | Up Close and Far Away22 Jun - 26 Jul 2021Ultimately, it is the fascination with how to make the paint evolve into a conceivable image that I find most engaging. - Hadas Tal Hadas Tal paints the quiet, joyful...
Hadas Tal | A Record of Imagery31 Jan - 29 Feb 2020We are thrilled to present A Record of Imagery | Recent Paintings by Israeli born artist Hadas Tal Please join us for an Artist Reception, First Thursday | February 6th...
MFA, Painting, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
BFA, Painting & Design Mason Gross School of Art, New Brunswick, NJ
Nominated for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art SECA Art Award August 2012
1st and 3rd Place Award Winner in Urban Landscape Painting, Academy of Art Spring Show, May 2012
2nd Place Award Winner, Matter Student Showcase, DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, April 2012
2020 A Record of Imagery, Maybaum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2019 Urban Vistas, Maybaum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 Recent Paintings, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 Paintings, Wall Gallery / Ofakland Art Murmur, Oakland, CA
2020 Art Miami Online, Maybaum Gallery
2020 Untitled Art Fair, Maybaum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2019 Seattle Art Fair, Maybaum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2019 Art Market San Francisco, Maybaum Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2015 Art Market San Francisco, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014 ART EXPO Chicago, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014 123 End of Summer Show, Zemack Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2014 Summer Group Show, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco,CA
2014 Art MRKT San Francisco Contemporary & Modern Art Fair, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 ART EXPO Chicago, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Chicago, IL
2013 Art MRKT San Francisco Contemporary & Modern Art Fair, Paul
Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 SF MOMA Artist Showcase Annual Show, San Francisco, CA
2012 ART Miami, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Miami, FL
2012 EXPO Chicago, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012 Academy of Art Annual Spring Show, Cannery Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2012 Art MRKT San Francisco Contemporary & Modern Art Fair, Paul
Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 Matter! New Generation Showcase, DeYoung Musueum San Francisco, CA 2012 Colors Juried Show, Curated by: Justin Hess, San Francisco Art
Institute, San Francisco Women’s Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011 Academy of Art Holiday Small Works Show, Cannery Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011 Juxtaposed Juried Show, Curated by: Alyssa Monks, New York
Academy of Art, Six Summit Gallery, Ivoryton, CT
2011 Summer Works Show, San Leandro Public Library, San Leandro, CA
2011 Academy of Art Annual Spring Show, Van Ness Street, San
2011 Academy of Art Annual Salon Show, 410 Bush St San Francisco, CA
2011 Junior League Fashion Show, Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA
NY Times Sunday Real Estate Pages, April 19, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle, June 8, 2013
Studio Visit Artist Magazine, Winter 2013 Issue
California Home & Design, Top Ten Artists to Watch, April 2012 Issue
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