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Buses II

Gili Tal | New York

Oto Gillen Oto Gillen


250 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281

This artwork is not open to the public

About the work

Tal utilizes digital photographs of commonplace street scenes and neutral urban architectural elements as source material to consider the relationship between capitalism, idealized images of the modern city, and the citizen/subject. This “pixelated” painting is part of a larger body of work of examining Elephant Park, an urban development project in South London where the artist lives. Its colorful grid is an excerpted enlargement from a prior series of miniature paintings of abstracted images of London buses.

Buses II, 2023  
Oil on canvas 
55.12 x 118.11 x 1.38 in. (140 x 300 x 3.5 cm) 

About Gili Tal

Gili Tal’s (b. 1983, Tel Aviv, Israel) work examines our everyday experience of the urban environment and civic life. Tal has exhibited widely internationally, recently participating in exhibitions at CCA Montreal, Canada (2022); Prada Foundation, Venice, Italy (2021); Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany (2020); Kunstverein München, Germany (2020); GTA ETH, Zürich, Switzerland (2019); LUMA Westbau, Zürich, Switzerland (2018); and the Swiss Institute, New York (2018).