The Men Who Fell from Earth - Jonathan Meese, Daniel Richter, Tal R 128 pages 23,5 cm x 33,5 cm Published by Harpune and Kunstmuseum Holstebro Photography by Hanna Putz Additional Photographs by Anna Breit Text by Roberto Ohrt Printed in Austria
On the occasion of the exhibition »The Men Who Fell From Earth« at Kunstmuseum Holstebro 9/16/2017 –1/7/2018
Three international heavyweights in contemporary painting will join forces when Danish Tal R and his two German colleagues and friends, Jonathan Meese and Daniel Richter, hold a joint exhibition at Holstebro Kunstmuseum, under the title ‘The Men Who Fell from Earth’. In recent decades, with an almost unrestrained energy, these three artists have made a name for themselves as significant innovators of the painting tradition. Their inspiration is often drawn from the borderline of what is generally acceptable, and the result is fabulous imagery that demonstrates great colouristic and expressive strength. Although there is sometimes a lot of humour present, the subjects addressed by Jonathan Meese, Daniel Richter and Tal R are both serious and urgent.