Roy Adzak Cut Bottle Relief 1966

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Artwork details

Artist
Roy Adzak 1927–1987
Title
Cut Bottle Relief
Date 1966
Medium Acrylic paint on brass
Dimensions Object: 330 x 406 x 73 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Miss Iris Clert 1966
Reference
T00875
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Roy Adzak 1927-1987

T00875 Cut Bottle Relief 1966

Inscr. ‘Adzak 1966/Paris’ on back.
Cloth and plaster relief painted in rubber-based paint, 13 x 16 x 2¿ (33 x 40.5 x 7.5).
Presented by Miss Iris Clert 1966.
Coll. Purchased from the artist by Miss Iris Clert 1966.

The artist wrote of T00875 (January 1967): ‘It has been reproduced in other colours at different diagonals. This format has also been made in horizontal and vertical sliding cut- planes. This series of cut bottle reliefs was started in 1964. It is a special part of my work, where I am interested in revealing the object’s cubical dimensions and the many facets of its form.

‘My work on the negative forms started in 1956. When I made reliefs by imprinting objects into a plastic surface... By reducing all objects... to the same media, the form is then freed to reveal its abstract quality.’ These reliefs were based on casts made directly from the object itself.

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1966–1967, London 1967.

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