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Title

Seria Unu I


Artist

Aida Tomescu

Romania, Australia

30 Oct 1955 -


About

Aida Tomescu worked on the four plates that form this suite at the same time, allowing her gestures to flow freely between them, thus uniting them as a whole.

"Overall the work evolved as a chain of experiences which opened up a space where structure and form grew out of the making of it. Although the drawing on each etching plate was self-contained there is an implicit serial relationship to the work. The layering that happened within each work opened the potential for the next. My concern was with the resonance within the spaces and with the openings of light. It was the stillness that opened up intriguing possibilities".
(Tomescu, 1998)

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000


Details


Date

1993


Media category

Print


Materials used

lift ground aquatint, drypoint on steel, black ink on white Velin Arches 300 gsm paper


Edition

6/12


Dimensions

120.9 x 79.9 cm sheet; 142.0 x 101.0 x 3.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l., "AT 1993".


Credit

Contemporary Collection Benefactors 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

558.1993


Artist information

Aida Tomescu

Works in the collection

26


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Deborah Edwards, Daphne Wallace, Margo Neale, Victoria Lynn and Sandra Byron, Review: works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, "Women Artists in the Contemporary Collection", Victoria Lynn, p13-15, Sydney, 1995, 15, 27.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 154 (colour illus.). cat.no. 154

Margaret Marsh, Michelle Watts and Craig Malyon, A.R.T. 2 practice, South Melbourne, 2005, 32 (illus.). illus.no. 2.14