Janez Bernik

Untitled 8

1979

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Janez Bernik born 1933
Medium
Screenprint on paper
Dimensions
Image: 505 × 665 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the artist 1981
Reference
P02548

Catalogue entry

P02548 UNTITLED 8 1979


Inscribed ‘Bernik’ bottom right and ‘EA’

Screenprint, printed and published by the artist, 19 7/8×26 1/8 (50.5×66.5)
Presented by the artist 1981

The writing on both these prints [P07584- P02548] evokes old manuscripts; it is mysterious and illegible. Bernik's expressive calligraphy and gestural colour marks are reminiscent of the work of Antoni Tàpies. He has used screenprinted colour to convey fragile paper collage.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984

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