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Title

Gateway

1975

Artist

Jan Senbergs

Australia, Latvia

29 Oct 1939 –

  • Details

    Date
    1975
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour screenprint on Torinoko paper
    Edition
    5/18
    Dimensions
    50.8 x 84.0 cm image; 64.0 x 99.8 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil "... J. Senbergs. '75 ..."

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2008
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    302.2008
    Copyright
    © Jan Senbergs. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    Artist information
    Jan Senbergs

    Works in the collection

    61

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  • About

    "It's funny how certain forms re-occur. I suppose for different painters things recur, even if they don't want them to. In history there are many examples of artists working on recurring themes – the British artist John Walker once said to me that a painter has only two or three compositions in him in a lifetime. I don't want that to be true … You are always trying to search for some sort of originality, hoping that some of the forms haven’t been done before, not quite … I like that attempt, to think you can aim at it, even if you don’t succeed. That’s why I kept away from schools of painting or movements, because I don’t want to become a demonstrator of any current mode. The painting The gate beyond the gate is related to this. It was done in Canberra during my period as the Creative Arts Fellow at the Australian National University – it was triggered by a line of poetry late at night …"

    Jan Senbergs
    [Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs complete screenprints 1960-88, pg 62]

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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