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Title

Study for 'Inside a machine' (1)

1963

Artist

Jan Senbergs

Australia, Latvia

29 Oct 1939 –

  • 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
    Copyright
    © Jan Senbergs. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    Jan Senbergs

    Works in the collection

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    "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]

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

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