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Collage title Opening

Opening

1989-90
Oil paint, screen print, bamboo blind and lead
56 x 41 centimeters

Adi Newton, the singer of the 1980's English industrial band Clock DVA, liked an expressionistic style of vocals. It was the impassioned delivery of the lines, "I can see the opening ... I CAN SEE OPENING" that inspired this work. The man in this collage, who makes an appearance in works such as Data and Observer, this time wonders what awaits him on the other side of the gap in the wall. The device of the slanting rain diagonally cutting across the composition is borrowed from the Japanese woodcut artist, Ando Hiroshige.

Clock DVA: Wikipedia
Ando Hiroshige, A Bridge in the Rain: Wikimedia Commons