Sergej Jensen

The World

2006

Medium
Sequins on fabric on wool
Dimensions
Display dimensions: 1505 x 1414 x 35 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 2007
Reference
T12497

Display caption

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.

Gallery label, September 2008