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Title

Bloodlight Optic Rhythm: Nos. 1 - 9

2002-2003


Artist

Marion Borgelt

Australia

1954 -


About

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.


Details


Date

2002-2003


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


Artist information

Marion Borgelt

Works in the collection

5


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history