Thank you Samantha Deman of Arthebdomedia for the interview!

Between control and ‘let go’ with Tal Waldman

Born near Tel Aviv, Tal Waldman studied fine arts and architecture in Israel, then in Germany and France, where she moved to Paris in 1996. Studies punctuated by numerous travels – through Australian continent, Asia and Europe – and encounters that continue to nurture his practice as his inspiration. Playing with boundaries, his approach is at the crossroads of the arts, design and architecture. After conducting several experimental and collaborative projects alongside art craftsmen – one of them, Mémoires brodées (2011-2016), also included the participation of a journalist and a photographer – the artist For some time now, he has been developing a more intimate research, refocused on drawing and questioning the place of chance and the subconscious as creative tools. The result of this new exploratory work, his series Hasard Dirigé will be exhibited from 6 to 30 November at the gallery L’entrée des artistes, in Paris. For the occasion Tal Waldman agreed to engage in the play of words.


“I remember long moments spent alone, reading in my treehouse, studying plants and learning to draw, to listen to them. music, sitting in the same position as my dog, watching the vinyl turn. They were intense moments of silence, exploration and concentration. I remember a phrase from Proust that said something like “you will never experience anything as intense as those afternoons you spent reading in your childhood” … I guess creating is looking for what silence and the taste of things peculiar to childhood. ”

Woman, Tal Waldman.


“For me, drawing is as natural and automatic as writing or speaking. I started drawing very young and I then explored nature further, in a figurative mode, body gestures and, more broadly, the graphic arts. Later, I had the opportunity to study miniature drawing in India, as well as technical drawing during my studies, then my work, in design and architecture. Today, I explore drawing as a tool to try to access my dreams and my subconscious. I have developed techniques that help me to make use of aleatoricism, which means to incorporate a dose of chance into the creation. It’s a bit like the rubbing technique created by Max Ernst. This allows the invisible, dreamlike, symbolic to enter my work. ”


Interconnectivity P, Tal Waldman.

“It means a lot to me. It’s a notion that can refer to the reason why I live in France and not elsewhere, for example: I have a life story that made me travel from one place to another, until that I decided to stop there, in Paris, because I fell in love with the city and a man. Or when chance meets destiny. In my work, as in others, there is also a more intuitive language, where chance plays an important role. I like to draw a parallel with the calligraphy practiced by some Asian masters, which combines meditation and body movement. For my part, I am very interested in the notions of consciousness and unconsciousness; a certain understanding of the self, of the self, is essential to me. Especially in the work that I have been developing for two years through a series of drawings entitled Dirty Hazard, where I explore the subconscious as a creative tool, in a constant back and forth between control and letting go. I am interested in this delicate balance between total chance – it is not a question of luck, it is not measured -, related to a bodily action and to my state of mind, and artistic reflection, a usual form of judgment, something more intellectual and more controlled. This produces a series of very organic drawings, evoking almost the cellular universe, so interior. ”


“It’s a tool. It is very important to me because I am very attached to my body. I like dance, physical expression. In an artist, the gesture is, in my opinion, a completely inner expression, conscious or not, but part of his work. For some creators, the gesture is even confused with their work. Me, I found myself on this axis, the gesture is associated with the whole body. The line is an extension of the gesture. Many of my drawings are “built” from lines; they visually translate my body language through the subjects evoked or the textures used. The paper participates as for him to make the gestures visible, even tactile. ”

Civilisation Remains, Tal Waldman.


“The variable speeds of light contain all the splendors of the universe. Color is therefore one of the manifestations of the vibration that affects our body as well as our emotions. Color is the sum of materiality, texture and the relationship between the colors themselves. It is also a question of balance, between abundance and lack of color. The colors are very present in my life and even if I am aware of the effect of these on me or that I am attentive to those I adopt according to my state of mind, my use of colors remains intuitive . ”


“It reminds me first of all of memory and identity. This is the story of a migration, mine and that of my family, to and from Europe. The journey also refers to constant movement and change, it promotes new experiences, the discovery of sounds, tastes, ideas, colors and images, all generating a form of renewal. Finally, it can be more interior, and signify a change of mind. ”


Women Dream, Tal Waldman.

“The notion of freedom is present in the first sense given to my work, in the concept, the support, the gesture, the technique and the material used. It is also related to how I decide to perceive it. I think it starts with a deeper understanding of self, that it requires to actively pursue an inner quest. It is only from there that I will be able to speak of an impulse of freedom in my work. I studied and practiced architecture and design, as well as the fine arts. This interdisciplinarity is essential and participates in my freedom. And I want to remain free of my choices in terms of theme, volume or technique, to go absolutely where I want. If it takes source from traditional techniques, the work that I developed in recent years integrates textile, wood, glass, embroidery, ceramics, paper, acrylic, resin, porcelain, recycling or digital, which allows me to experiment with hybridizations of materials and techniques. With regard to drawing in particular, my need for freedom is satisfied by the experimental process mentioned above, which includes gestures and techniques that I develop specifically. Although risky, but so exciting, I like nothing so much that the exploration pushed to its climax, devoid of any prejudice, so free. ”

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For the Paris Design Week 2019, Galerie MI’O exhibits the drawings on paper and stained glass 3D creations of the artist and designer Tal WALDMAN, the light creations of Sébastien SAUZE (Ligne SAUZE) and the custom furniture of Eric MIOMANDRE.
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Between the lines and the thread, the artists of this exhibition evoke the notion of nomadic beings, of displacement. “It will be on the thread, the link and nomadic beings” is the title, as a story of which we would only tell the premises. The D Gallery invites on this occasion 4 artists from March 20 to 31, 2019; Rada Tzankova, Qin Han, Tal Waldman – Talva D. and Charni Robinne. Although it is not a focused choice, only women participate in this exhibition, which will also be punctuated by the performance “Tive um Coraçao” by Célie Benoist and Hélia Aluai.

CONTACT: / +33 7 68 43 99 79 – – Instagram: @d_galerie / Facebook: @ladgalerie ADDRESS: 49 av. Jean-Jaurès, 75019 Paris. // Tuesday-Sunday // 11h-19h Free exhibition, Paid performance.

Tal Waldman – Talva D. is an Israeli-German artist living and working in Paris. She has participated in many collective and personal exhibitions in France and internationally and is marked by several residencies in Israel, Germany, Greece, India. She is passionate about the transversal nature of the visual arts and crafts that she invites whenever she can to create unique hybrid works. For the exhibition “It will be on the wire, the link and the nomadic beings”, Tal Waldman – Talva D. will present “Embroidered Memories”, a set of 3d works, as many pictorial representations of stages of migration. Charged with a strong personal history, the artist poetically evokes the rootedness, questions of identity and collective memory where glass, embroidery, wood, the recovery of objects users, invite themselves to create a harmony full of stories.

Rada Tzankova is an artist of Bulgarian origin who works and lives in Paris. She exhibits internationally and her works are integrated in several collections of Foundations. Already invited by the curator for “Hundred Days”, exhibition of the homonymous contest in San Francisco (2014), and “Presences”, Off’s of the Dakar Biennial (2016), she will present here a series of drawings in ink, charcoal, pencil, acrylic on paper, including a large format. The work of Rada is a sweet world crossed by characters and allegories with acidulous colors. In fine lace, it translates subtle scenes that make you forget the material, the space of a paper. For the exhibition “It will be on the wire, the link and nomadic beings”, Rada Tzankova will also unveil two studies in Benin, the only black and white drawings of her career.

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A few weeks ago, I was interviewed by journalist Agnès Delcourt-Legoeul on trends in the house of tomorrow. The article is in the Journal de Textile N ° 2409 of February 12, page 30.

The complete interview is here:ès-tal-waldman-talva-d-/
Thank you Agnes Delcourt!

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I share with pleasure the beautiful article on Terre de Vitrail in the Gazette de Montmartre, near the end of page 1 – page 2 they write about our collaboration on the 3D VITRAIL project, currently exhibited at the Colombes glass biennale!
Thanks to Jacques Bachellerie and Françoise Bensignor

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Very honored to be a part of the exhibition of the architect and artist Malick M’bow in the Off of the #BiennaleofDakar, in a very nice company! It’s me there on the far left 🙂 Portraits by Malick with words by the ones drown.


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W&D18-531 no poltronax togliere ombra poltrona a sx

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Un article sur notre projet collaboratif Green Paros
Bulletin n ° 15 des Amis de Paros, avec des articles en anglais, grec et français…/

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