An image of Three (one doubtful)

Jan Senbergs

(Australia, Latvia 29 Oct 1939 – )

Three (one doubtful)

Location
Not on display
Further information

"This is in the same vein as Dream home – with a touch of irony. It's slightly absurd. I always enjoy that sort of absurdity – when things are meant to be fine, but they’re not. As well it's a slight dig at the dead-pan seriousness of the colour-field movement of the time. There are three straight geometric forms, regular and symmetrical, except one is being eaten at the corners as if a rat has been at it or there is some kind of flaw – purity, perfection has been eaten at, and hardly noticeable, some of it has fallen in a corner. I was reading a lot of absurdist books – Barthelme, Terry Southern, and mixing with writers like Peter Mathers."

Jan Senbergs
[Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs complete screenprints 1960-88, pg 51]

Year
1969
Media
Print
Medium
colour screenprint on offset lithographic paper
Dimensions
60.9 x 73.5 cm image; 69.8 x 85.6 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "... J. Senbergs. '69 ...".

Credit
Gift of the artist 2008
Accession number
293.2008
Copyright
© Jan Senbergs