Collages • 1990-1995


"Spretnjak also keeps notebooks in which each page is a small but complete and self-sufficient collage. These combine written accounts of dreams and fantasies with images and diagrams clipped from books, magazines and newspapers. They show the artists' interest in the silhouette and suggest how his shapes are derived from or corroborated by things he encounters in the media.

These collages give the viewer access to a stream-of-consciousness, stream-of-narrative that Spretnjak has, so far, chosen not to make explicit in his wall pieces. However, their integration of the formal with the political and the psychological is especially effective, pointing to the emotional resonance Spretnjak seeks in all his work."

Roberta Smith’s essay –Artists’ Space Exhibition “Abstraction In Process”, 1987.

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