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Title

Study for 'Inside a machine' (1)

1963


Artist

Jan Senbergs

Australia, Latvia

29 Oct 1939 -


About

"There is also the business of squeegeeing across the image, sometimes with a very thin glaze to cap or eat into the previous colour, because screenprinting colour can be re-activated with turps and with pressure from the squeegee. They were experimental things. Nothing to do with printmaking as such, but trying things out, seeing what worked and what didn't … When I did a run or an edition, some were left as they were printed. Three or four I'd start messing around with, trying to change them around …I wasn't aware of good quality paper really. I didn't bother too much about it because, unlike a line etching with a lot of white paper behind it, I was covering the whole sheet. I could have been working on a piece of wood, it wouldn’t have mattered. I was covering everything. Sometimes I'd print on a piece of cardboard even. Every area was covered. It was the nature of screenprinting."

Jan Senbergs
[Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs complete screenprints 1960-88, pg 19]


Details


Date

1963


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour screenprint on offset lithographic paper


Edition

unnumbered from edition of 20


Dimensions

39.2 x 56.6 cm image and sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. in image, pencil "... J. Senbergs '63".


Credit

Gift of the artist 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

282.2008


Artist information

Jan Senbergs

Works in the collection

61


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs: Complete screenprints 1960-88, Sydney, 2008, 19 (colour illus.). cat.no. 3

Unknown, VIth International exhibition of graphic art, 1965, (illus.). cat.no. 25; NOTE: Impression unknown.

Prints 63, Victoria, 1963. cat.no. 37; NOTE: Impression unknown.

Author Unknown, Christmas Exhibition (1963), Melbourne, 1963. cat.no. 50; NOTE: Impression unknown.