Marion Borgelt

(Australia 1954 – )

Bloodlight Optic Rhythm: Nos. 1 - 9

Location
Not on display
Further information

Marion Borgelt's paintings hover ambiguously between a symbolic register and pure abstraction. Borgelt's carefully worked surfaces, distilled palette and organic forms suggest interior spaces - both psychic and bodily - as well as cosmic voids. This work marked the culmination of the artist's 'Bloodlight' series, begun in 1995. The curves and slits of earlier compositions in this series allude more overtly to fleshy forms and to felt experience. Here, by contrast, the strong vertical lines and serial composition produce a pulsating optical effect that is less anthropomorphic. Nonetheless, the title draws the viewer back to the body.

Year
2002-2003
Media
Mixed media painting, Painting
Medium
pigment, oil, jute, timber
Dimensions
250.0 x 450.0 x 6.0 cm
Signature & date

Signed and dated verso parts a-d and f-i, black fibre-tipped pen "Marion Borgelt 03".
Signed and dated verso part e, black fibre-tipped pen "Marion Borgelt 02".

Credit
Gift of the artist 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
127.2018.a-i
Copyright
© Marion Borgelt. Licensed by Copyright Agnecy