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Title

Bloodlight optic rhythm: nos. 1 - 9

2002-2003

Artist

Marion Borgelt

Australia

1954 -

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  • Details

    Date
    2002-2003
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    pigment, oil, jute, timber
    Dimensions
    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".

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    127.2018.a-i
    Copyright
    © Marion Borgelt. Licensed by Copyright Agnecy
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    Marion Borgelt

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    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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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