- Media categories
- Drawing , Collage
- Materials used
- collage of customs tag, postage stamp, tissue and fabric patch, synthetic polymer paint on paper
- 41.0 x 33.0 cm sheet; 53.8 x 43.5 x 3.0 cm frame
- Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r.c., pencil "ELWYN LYNN 15 April 1988".
- Purchased 1988
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Estate of Elwyn Lynn/Copyright Agency
- Artist information
Works in the collection
Australia’s foremost texture painter, Elwyn Lynn began incorporating extraneous materials into his paintings and works on paper following a visit to Europe in 1958, when he saw the work of Spanish ‘matter’ painters such as Antoni Tàpies.
Lynn subsequently asserted, ‘All my work grows out of collage.’ He was interested in how ‘the stuff of the environment’ could enrich his work. These various fragments contribute shape and texture to an essentially abstract composition. But they also add suggestive power, triggering imaginative speculation regarding their origins and associations.
Shown in 1 exhibition
Works on paper [Earle Backen, Robert Clinch, Elwyn Lynn, David Rose], Robin Gibson Gallery, Darlinghurst, 25 Jun 1988–13 Jul 1988
Other works by Elwyn Lynn
See all 21 works