- Media category
- Materials used
- pigment, oil, jute, timber
- 250.0 x 450.0 x 6.0 cm
- Signature & date
Signed and dated verso parts a-d and f-i, black fibre-tipped pen "Marion Borgelt 03".
Signed and dated verso part e, black fibre-tipped pen "Marion Borgelt 02".
- Gift of the artist 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Marion Borgelt. Licensed by Copyright Agnecy
- Artist information
Works in the collection
Marion Borgelt's paintings hover ambiguously between a symbolic register and pure abstraction. Borgelt's carefully worked surfaces, distilled palette and organic forms suggest interior spaces - both psychic and bodily - as well as cosmic voids. This work marked the culmination of the artist's 'Bloodlight' series, begun in 1995. The curves and slits of earlier compositions in this series allude more overtly to fleshy forms and to felt experience. Here, by contrast, the strong vertical lines and serial composition produce a pulsating optical effect that is less anthropomorphic. Nonetheless, the title draws the viewer back to the body.
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Marion Borgelt: allegoria, Sherman Galleries, Paddington, 05 Jul 2002–07 Jul 2002
Marion Borgelt: white room black room, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Richmond, 27 May 2003–21 Jun 2003
Marion Borgelt: mind & matter: a 15 year survey, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra, 27 May 2010–04 Jul 2010
Referenced in 1 publication
Glenis Israel, Marion Borgelt: mind and matter: a 15 year survey, Canberra, 2018, 12 (colour illus.).
Other works by Marion Borgelt
See all 5 works