Jenny Saville - One out of two (symposium) - 2018
One out of two (symposium) is a new limited edition print produced by Jenny Saville exclusively for the National Galleries of Scotland on the occasion of her exhibition as part of NOW at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (24 March to 16 September 2018). It takes its title from Saville’s large-scale drawing on canvas of the same name which features in the exhibition.
This work represents recent developments in Saville’s practice in which she layers imagery to suggest movement captured simultaneously. In such works Saville draws upon a range of sources, including art history, ancient myths, graffiti and children’s drawings. The title refers to a text by the Ancient Greek philosopher Plato entitled ‘Symposium’, a work of literary flair that offers philosophical commentary on the nature of Love. The overlaying of line and form in Saville’s work reflects formal qualities found in Plato’s manuscript, particularly the way he weaves together different ideas, presented by multiple speakers throughout the text.
Medium: Digital print on Somerset paper
Size: 59.4 x 42 cm
Edition of 100 + 25 AP
Signed and numbered (with a CoA).
This limited edition Jenny Saville print is available at the National Galleries Scotland