Pasquale Giardino is a rebel in art and life. A founding member of Melbourne’s Roar collective, his work deals in the good, the bad and the ugly. Like fellow Roar members David Larwill, Mark Schaller and Sarah Faulkner’s work, Giardino is counter-culture, visceral and always captivating.
In ‘Fashions on the Field’, Giardino turns to Melbourne’s Spring Racing season. Reminiscent of Albert Tucker, his work lingers between fantasy and social realism. There are notes of celebration - fuschia, flowers and fascinators - but something at ill-ease lurks. Giardino figures, trotting through mud, are like accidental actors in a lurid pantomime.
Represented at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Giardino is an idiosyncratic yet vital figure of Australian art. A child of punk, Giardino and his fellow Roar comrades yanked art back into the frontline of life.
Pasquale GIARDINO (1961 - )
'Fashions on the Field' c. 2005
pastel on paper
Image Size: 76 x 57 cm
Dimensions: 76 x 57 cm
Signed: Signed lower left Pasquale
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
© The Artist or Assignee
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