Sergej Jensen The World 2006

Artwork details

Artist
Sergej Jensen born 1973
Title
The World
Date 2006
Medium Sequins on fabric on wool
Dimensions Display dimensions: 1505 x 1414 x 35 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2007
Reference
T12497
Not on display

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The World is one of a number of works that Jensen has made by sewing fragments of material onto a found support, in this case a section of sequined fabric sewn to a ‘canvas’ of grey wool. He has described such works as ‘painting without paint’. Jensen’s practice draws attention to seemingly incidental details such as flecks of wool or frayed edges, and his muted palette emphasises negative space as much as delineated forms.

September 2008

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