Equilateral triangular prism II
etched acrylic, printed pages of text, and mixed media
6 x 45 x 7 cm
Jānis Nedēla is a Perth-based artist specialising in artist books and printmaking since the late 1980s. His work has been recurrently shown in several international print exhibitions and prizes (Japan, Brazil, Malaysia, USA), with two solo exhibitions in Riga, Latvia. Within Australia, his work has been continuously exhibited in Perth venues since the 1980s, with over 20 solo exhibitions including in several regional and university galleries as well as the State Library of Adelaide. Geraldton Regional Art Gallery held a 30-year survey of Nedēla’s works in 2012.
Equilateral triangular prism II consists of triangular-shaped cuttings from the pages a of a book, stacked lengthways in a triangular prism shape. The pages fit inside an opaque acrylic case, with large clear letters wrapped around. For the artist, the symbolism of words and letters being isolated or trapped (inside the case, or on the surface of the acrylic case) are key to this work’s reading.
Mackay Regional Council Art Collection, purchased through the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Fund 2020.