Jan Senbergs

(Australia, Latvia 29 Oct 1939 – )

Circular Quay

Not on display
Further information

During the late 1990s, as a development of his enduring interest in urban and industrial imagery, Senbergs turned to the theme of mapping various sites and cities. This stemmed from a fascination with maps and cartography, particularly older maps of the world, medieval town maps and Mexican Aztec maps of villages - and their combinations of seemingly precise rendering of streets, with exaggerated bird’s eye view perspective of monuments. He embarked on a mapping project of his own for the next decade, in a series of drawings and paintings, giving vivid expression to the essence of each chosen city site through application of similar principles, combined with memory and imagination. His subjects ranged from Melbourne and Sydney to Newcastle, Wollongong, Port Kembla, Ballarat and such European sites as Barcelona and Venice.

charcoal, pastel, acrylic wash on paper
152.5 x 114.0 cm sight; 163.0 x 124.0 x 3.8 cm frame
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner pencil, "J. Senbergs. 2000".

Gift of Sharon Grey and Jeff Hall 2014. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
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