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Title

Detail for 'Artificial garden’'

1968


Artist

Jan Senbergs

Australia, Latvia

29 Oct 1939 -


About

"The marbling effect in this screenprint is deceptive because it is created using photo-stencils – it reveals Senbergs' growing sophistication as a printmaker as well as contributing to the seductive dreamlike quality of the image."

Hendrik Kolenberg
[Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs complete screenprints 1960-88, pg 43]

"The artificial garden line came from something I read somewhere, and being aware of suburban gardens, their neatness and tidiness. With that certainty and rationality you can almost build a sculptural paddock. It is simpler – I wanted to be more clear-cut, cleaner than in the other screenprints, still retaining some sort of sculptural forms, even though it is flat. It was certainly away from natural reality. That’s why I called it artificial. A lot of this is sub-conscious you know … I think it is a mistake for artists to over-intellectualize or over analyze their work – I believe it can take away from the gut instinct that gives a work its particular idiosyncratic force."

Jan Senbergs
[Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs complete screenprints 1960-88, pg 43]


Details


Date

1968


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour screenprint on offset lithographic paper


Edition

5/9


Dimensions

68.4 x 55.6 cm image; 92.2 x 64.8 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r. corner, pencil "J. Senbergs '68 ...".


Credit

Gift of the artist 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

289.2008


Artist information

Jan Senbergs

Works in the collection

61


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs: Complete screenprints 1960-88, Sydney, 2008, 43 (colour illus.). cat.no. 30

Rudy Komon Art Gallery, Jan Senbergs: Paintings and prints (1969), Sydney, 1969. cat.no. 18; NOTE: Impression unknown.

First British international print biennale (1968-1969), Bradford, 1968. cat.no. 264; NOTE: Impression unknown.