View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
- Paul Neagu 1938–2004
- Watercolour, screenprint and printed paper on paper
- Unconfirmed: 565 x 762 mm
- Purchased 1979
The leaping man shown here recalls Neagu’s video Hyphen Ramp (shown in this room) which shows the artist repeatedly jumping against the gallery wall.
The phrase ‘impulses and vectors’ appears to the right of this figure. ‘Impulses’, for Neagu, refer to the body’s actions and movements. ‘Vectors’ are more regular systems or structures, such as the grid-like divisions filling the shape of the leaping man. The artist has described his performance work as an attempt to reach a state of ‘fusion between impulses and vectors.’
Gallery label, September 2004