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Tay Dall - "Talisman 1 - 2585"

"Talisman 1 - 2585"

Talisman 1 - 2585
Mixed Media, US$ 10,160

Talisman 1 - 2585

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Mixed Media

W: 3050mm x H: 2000mm x D: 50mm
W: 120" x H: 79" x D: 2"

Approx. Weight: 100kg

This work is framed (but can be supplied either framed or unframed)


US$ 10,160

About "Talisman 1 - 2585"

Looking in my head? Is my personal story that interesting? That's just great, good for you. But I'm certain your life is much more interesting! However, since you where looking for something to do, why don't I make it easy for you. My interpretation of what goes on in here is full of loads of interesting things; loads of worthless shit too, but all of it about me. I've been meaning to get rid of some of the bad stuff but I can't bring myself to actually do it. I can't let anything go these days. Actually, I don't want to let anything go. I stress out about the part of how I imagine the way things are supposed to be. This whole reality gives me a sharp pain in the head. Crack! So much going on in my fucking head!!!. Smash! Too much that I can't think straight. Can't close my eyes properly. Are you getting the picture? Are you seeing the truth yet? Unlike you, who is always interested in how other people think, I'm selfish with my thoughts; so greedy in my own existence, that I can't seem to say anything to anyone anymore that is understandable, that is recognizably human. Plod plod plod on and on in my own magical world of purpose, clanging and banging in the attic of my life until it all stops one day. Now my aim is to take it all with me; the things I think about, memories, places, people, my parents, stuff I've owned, people I've hated, people I've slept with, my children, stuff I imagined I imagined. It's all in my mind and nothing really matters.

Tay Dall

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About Tay

There is absolutely no one way to describe my work. It may fall under the cliche of its for me to know and you to find out. I do not fall into any canons of modern art, I do not school myself after the masters of my time, I do not express a social or political cause and I do not pretend to paint for a particular audience. I do, however, paint for the purest pleasure of creation, for the free flow of subconscious thought, for the need to escape the confines of law and order. Mostly, my art expresses my way of seeing things. I paint the essence of my existence within my own sense of timelessness. It is through this timelessness that I appreciate the imperfect beauty of a straight line, the subtle splash of winter sunlight and the texture of rough canvas. If I had to describe my work in one sentence, I would say it is pure-raw-genuine soul. My soul. What you see is what you get!

I treat my canvas with sublime indifference. A flickering thought or an incessant feeling can spark off my creative impetus. Each painting conveys its own state of consciousness and its own menu of styles from surrealism to abstraction. There is no overall plan to my individual works. Images are born onto the canvas as they are born into my mind. This is my personal struggle with art; the incongruous relationship between structure and space. This struggle represents a wholeness that encompasses all of my life[0x1]s energies.

To me, the circle of life begins and ends in the exact same spot. There is often a furious circular quality evident in my compositions. Many of the organic forms in my works are but mere extensions of the circle. I use my mediums in thick layers to bring depth and richness to a lifeless surface. My palette includes oils, acrylics, watercolours, pastels, ink, charcoal and pencil. Although I enjoy working on canvas and board, I tend to disregard conventional surfaces by using old doors, windows, planks of wood and any other unusual material I may find. These castaway items become a realm of possibilities beneath my brush and elicit an ironic truth about my sense of natural beauty.

Beauty is not a need,
But an ecstasy.
It is not the image you would see
Solely with your eyes,
But rather the image you see
Through the doorways of your soul.

Price Range

US$ 208-10,160



2019 "On the Other Side", Ataraxia Vineyard Fynarts, Hermanus RSA
2019 "Overcoming", Young Blood Gallery, Cape Town, RSA
2018 "Overcoming", Gallery on Leviseur, Bloemfontein, RSA
2017 "Synergy", Walker Bay Modern, Hermanus, RSA
2016 "Droom" Oude Libertas Gallery, Stellenbosch, RSA
2016 Fan Court George, Western Cape, RSA
2016 Spookfontein Vineyards at ELL,Hemel an Aarde, RSA
2016 South Hill Vineyards, Elgin, RSA
2015 Group Exhibition, Posthouse Gallery Brisbane, Australia
2015 Group Exhibition Adelman Fine Art, San Diego California, USA
2015 "Free Inside My Own Mind" exhibition, Post House Johannesburg, RSA
2014 "Matter of Mind" exhibition, Art Afrique Johannesburg, RSA
2013 Resident Artist Exhibition, Fairmont Hotel Zimbali KZN, RSA
2013 "The Collection 1" Fynarts, Hermanus, RSA
2012 "Luftkastellet", Malmoe, Sweden
2012 Gallerie Gooilust, Den Haag, Holland
2012 "Something About the Light" Sweden
2011 "Indelible", Imbizo Gallery, Durban, RSA
2011 Icon Hotel, Cape Town, RSA
2010 "Spark", Tay Modern, Hermanus, RSA
2010 Gallery Gooilust, Amsterdam, Holland
2010 Imbizo Gallery, Durban, RSA
2009 "Open Art Fair" Utrecht, Holland
2008 "Intercontinental Cosmos" Gallery Gooilust, Amsterdam, Holland
2007 "Nebula" Rossouw Galleries, Cape Town, RSA
2007 "Atoms and Flight" Tay Modern, Hermanus, RSA
2007 "Nebula "Wembley Square, Cape Town, RSA
2007 "Nebula" The Tay Modern, Hermanus, RSA
2007 Lisa King Gallery, Cape Town, RSA
2006 Relish, Cape Town, RSA
2006 Kizo Art Gallery, Durban, RSA
2006, "Erotica" Rossouw Galleries, Cape Town, RSA
2006, LoveKetchup, London, UK
2006, 2005, 2004 Kirstenbosch, RSA
2005 Art Now Gallery, Johannesburg, RSA
2005, 2004 Rossouw Galleries, Cape Town, RSA
2005, LoveKetchup, Dubaii, U.A.E.
2005, Mark Galleries, Midrand, RSA
2005, 2002 Galerie Plett, Utrecht, Holland
2004, 2002 Salon at the Bay, Cape Town, RSA
2004 AAF, London, UK
2003 AAF, New York City, USA
2003 The Woolff Gallery, London, UK
2003 AAF, London, UK
2002 Salon at the Bay, Cape Town, SA
2002 Carmel Art, Vineyard, Cape Town, SA
2002 Rose Korber, Artscape, Cape Town, SA
2002 Peakenwood, Pretoria, SA
2002 Den Hague Art Fair, Holland
2002 Galerie Plett, Utrecht, Holland
2001 High Constantia, Cape Town, SA
2001 Rosmalen Art Fair, Holland
2001 Den Hague Art Fair, Holland
2001 Van Tellingen, Utrecht, Holland
2001 Michaelangelo, Johannesburg, SA
2001 Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town, SA
2001 Galerie Plett, Utrecht, Holland
1999 Lipschitz Gallery, Cape Town, SA
1999 Bang the Gallery, Cape Town, SA
1999 Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town, SA
1998 Bang the Gallery, Cape Town, SA
1998 Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town, SA
1997 Code Red Gallery, Perth, Australia
1997 Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town, SA
1995 "Homeland", Epicuros, Los Angeles, California, US
1995 William Morris Agency, Los Angeles, California, USA
1995 Aidikoff Screening Room, Los Angeles, California, USA
1995 "Originals", Los Angeles, California, USA
1994 JWE Production Studio, Los Angeles, California, USA
1994 Imperial Bank Exhibition, Los Angeles, California, USA
1994 Devine, L.A. Design Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
1994 Directors' Guild of America, Los Angeles, California, USA
1993 El Pueblo Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
1993 Hollywood Athletic Club, Los Angeles, California, USA
1993 Megaboom, Los Angeles, California, USA


Bachelor of Fine Arts University of Cape Town

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