Bloodlight Optic Rhythm: Nos. 1 - 9
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.
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
© Marion Borgelt. Licensed by Copyright Agnecy