Tomma Abts

Dako

2016

In Tate Britain

Artist
Tomma Abts born 1967
Medium
Aluminium
Dimensions
Object: 480 x 370 x 18 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased with assistance from Tate Patrons 2018
Reference
T14997

Display caption

Abts began this work as a painting. While working on it she realised she was most interested in the jagged lines which were emerging, so she abandoned the canvas and cast the composition in aluminium instead. The title comes from a dictionary of place names. Abts names all her paintings in this way. She also often uses first names from East Frisia, northwest Germany, in reference to her German heritage.

Gallery label, May 2019

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