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Title

Gateway

1975


Artist

Jan Senbergs

Australia, Latvia

29 Oct 1939 -


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]


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


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, 62 (colour illus.). cat.no. 49

Rudy Komon Art Gallery, Jan Senbergs: Paintings and silkscreen prints (1976), Sydney, 1976. NOTE: Impression unknown.

Unknown, Jan Senbergs silkscreen prints (1975), Melbourne, 1975. cat.no. 14; NOTE: Impression unknown.