An image of Modern monument in colour

Jan Senbergs

(Australia, Latvia 29 Oct 1939 – )

Modern monument in colour

Location
Not on display
Further information

"I was trying to break into colour a bit more… not high pitched, but richer colour, trying to bring the colour in and retain sculptural form. One of the most colourful screenprints, nevertheless its colour is somewhat tempered. Senbergs believes that when his images are too colourful, the image is weaker, distracting attention from structure. Similarly he also deliberately eliminates figures because they suggest scale or humanize the space – in these early works he was most attracted to evocative ambiguity."

Jan Senbergs
[Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs complete screenprints 1960-88, pg 67]

Year
(1975)
Media
Print
Medium
colour screenprint on BFK Rives paper
Dimensions
55.6 x 81.2 cm image; 75.6 x 105.0 cm sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of the artist 2008
Accession number
306.2008
Copyright
© Jan Senbergs