An image of Study for 'Inside a machine' (1)

Jan Senbergs

(Australia, Latvia 29 Oct 1939 – )

Study for 'Inside a machine' (1)

Not on display
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"There is also the business of squeegeeing across the image, sometimes with a very thin glaze to cap or eat into the previous colour, because screenprinting colour can be re-activated with turps and with pressure from the squeegee. They were experimental things. Nothing to do with printmaking as such, but trying things out, seeing what worked and what didn't … When I did a run or an edition, some were left as they were printed. Three or four I'd start messing around with, trying to change them around …I wasn't aware of good quality paper really. I didn't bother too much about it because, unlike a line etching with a lot of white paper behind it, I was covering the whole sheet. I could have been working on a piece of wood, it wouldn’t have mattered. I was covering everything. Sometimes I'd print on a piece of cardboard even. Every area was covered. It was the nature of screenprinting."

Jan Senbergs
[Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs complete screenprints 1960-88, pg 19]

colour screenprint on offset lithographic paper
39.2 x 56.6 cm image and sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. in image, pencil "... J. Senbergs '63".

Gift of the artist 2008
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© Jan Senbergs