Janez Bernik

Untitled

1978

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Janez Bernik born 1933
Medium
Screenprint on paper
Dimensions
Image: 496 × 698 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1981
Reference
P07584

Catalogue entry

P07584 UNTITLED 1978


Inscribed ‘Bernik’ bottom right and ‘1978’ and ‘II/XXX’

Screenprint, printed and published by the artist, 19 1/2×27 1/2 (49.6×69.8)
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 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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