Paul Neagu Jump 1977

Artwork details

Artist
Paul Neagu 1938–2004
Title
Jump
Date 1977
Medium Watercolour, screenprint and printed paper on paper
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 565 x 762 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1979
Reference
P07259
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Display caption

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.’

September 2004

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