Owing to their achievements as radical and unique innovators of the painting tradition, Jonathan Meese (born 1970 in Tokyo), Daniel Richter (born 1962 in Eutin, Germany), and Tal R ( born 1967 in Tel Aviv) have won international recognition over the last decades. In their work, the three artists refer to established ways of seeing, while at the same distorting, expanding, or challenging them. The humorous aspect of their art always opens the door for contemporary topics, ranging from politics, society, and self-presentation, to questions about the general significance of painting.
For the exhibition Bavid Dowie, Jonathan Meese, Daniel Richter, and Tal R have teamed up for the first time, in order to work and exhibit their art together. This catalog presents the works which the artists developed jointly, as well as new pieces which were created individually. It thus not only provides a glimpse into this one-of-a-kind collaboration, but gives a good insight into where each one of the three outstanding artists stands at present.