Paul Neagu

Jump

1977

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

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

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.’

Gallery label, September 2004

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