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Ruben Talberg

Ruben Talberg currently lives and works in Germany, Southern France and Israel.

“I was about 20 when I was struck with a vision in Bellagio, Italy where I had discovered some life-sized sculptures wrapped in tunica folds. It hit me like a blitz as I had this déjà-vue, a flashback into my childhood, being wrapped in folds of soft fabrics, hold by my parents, re-experiencing for a brief moment those profound flows of warmth, energy and love.

There is something really deep and humane about these original experiences most of us had as tiny humane beings. From that time on I became obsessed with folds and searched for ways to express these primordial experiences in my Neo-Fluxus,” recounts Talberg.

1986 Talberg had his first solo-show. Today, more than 30 years later Talberg not only survived the art game but is in demand more than ever (wait list). His Neo-Fluxus is limited to 888 original Manifolds and protected by US Intellectual Property Rights.

As one of the significant artists of his generation, Talberg's oeuvre is represented in over 200 prestigious private and public art collections. The list of collectors reads like a Who's Who of the international art world, including celebs like A. Winehouse, K. Reeves, Y. S. Laurent, K. Lagerfeld...

Talberg's Manifolds appeared in over 100 international group and solo exhibitions.

In 2011 he launched Talberg Museum - Europe’s most visionary Jewish Sculptor Museum..

According to art theory Talberg founded Neo-Fluxus, which is based on his Neo-Fluxus manifesto 1995. The core ideas originate in Heraclitus “pantha rhei - everything flows” and TAO, the philosophy of flow, which also hold true for his Manifolds. #talberg888 #neofluxus #888manifolds

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Ruben Cornelis Talberg (born 24 August 1964, in Heidelberg) is a German-Israeli painter and sculptor. Talberg is known for his "manifolds", which go back to his vision in Bellagio, Italy in the early 1980s. Manifolds are executed by Talberg both as relief and as free-standing sculpture.

Talberg's oeuvre deals with antagonistic positions such as Nature & Alchemy, Asymmetry & Dynamics or Eros & Thanathos. From the beginning of 1990 he intensified his interest for mysticism and magic. On extensive journeys he collects new impressions that in turn shape the base for new manifolds. Talberg's life-time production is limited to 888 manifolds. His credo: "Finis Coronat Opus Magnum."

2011 the Talberg Museum was founded in Offenbach am Main. Talberg's manifolds are represented in more than 200 public and private international collections as well as the auction trade. He participated in more than 100 international solo - and group exhibitions.

Talberg lives and works in Heidelberg and Southern France.

2021, "Manifolds V", Talberg Museum

2020, "Manifolds IV", Art Golani

2019, "XL Manifolds", Art Golani

2018, "888 Manifolds", Talberg Museum

2017, "Manifolds III", Art Golani

2016, "Retrospective 2006-2016", AWG

2015, „Prometheus“, Talberg Museum

2014, „Arcanum“, Talberg Museum

2013, „Talgrams & Editions 1990-2013“, Talberg Museum

2013, „Arte Alchemica“, Talberg Museum

2013, „Visions of Voodoo“, Talberg Museum

2012, "Manifolds II", Art Golani

2012, „Early works“, Talberg Museum

2012, „Basquiat meets Talberg“, Talberg Museum

2011, "111 Manifold Drawings", Talberg Museum

2011, „Abraxas“, Talberg Museum

2010, „Viridarium Chimicum“, Talberg Factory

2010, „INRI“, Talberg Factory

2010, „Jacob's ladder“, Talberg Factory

2010, „Durchkämmung“, Talberg Factory

2010, „Nox“, Talberg Factory

2008, "400 Manifold Drawings", Talberg Factory

2008, "Damballah", Talberg Factory, .mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:"\"""\"""'""'"}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-free a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a{background:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Lock-green.svg")right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .id-lock-registration a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a{background:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg")right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-subscription a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg")right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg")right 0.1em center/12px no-repeat}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:none;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#33aa33;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .citation .mw-selflink{font-weight:inherit}ISBN 978-3-00-026230-2

2007, "Malchut", Talberg Factory, ISBN 978-3-00-023341-8

2007, "Obsession", Salon Gallery, ISBN 978-0-9555408-0-6

2006, "Eros & Thanathos", Villa Obsession, ISBN 978-3-00-020407-4

2000, "300 Manifold Drawings", Villa Obsession

2000, "Manifolds", Villa Obsession

2000, "Alchemy", Villa Obsession, ISBN 978-3-00-021478-3

1995, "Asymmetry", Villa Obsession, ISBN 978-3-00-021477-6

1993, "XS Manifolds", Studio East-Side

1991, "Anatomy of Evil", Studio East-Side, ISBN 978-3-00-021476-9

1990, "Talgrams 1977-1990", Studio East-Side

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