Per Inge Bjørlo

Drift

1996

Not on display
Artist
Per Inge Bjørlo born 1952
Medium
Linocut and lithograph on paper
Dimensions
Image: 695 x 1020 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Tyler Graphics Ltd in honour of Pat Gilmour, Tate Print Department 1974-7, 2004
Reference
P12031

Display caption

Bjørlo worked with the staff of Tyler Graphics on a series of prints depicting the human head. The motif has a strong autobiographical significance for Bjørlo, who ran away from home at the age of sixteen to go to New York. He has described this experience as ‘looking for new rooms in his head’. The upturned face relates to this idea of searching. The stark, mask-like face underlines a bleak, introspective quality, which Bjørlo relates to his troubled early years.

Gallery label, July 2008

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