Pasquale Giardino rose to prominence as a founding member of Melbourne's Roar collective. Based in Fitzroy in the 1980s, this aptly titled group set about dismantling the status quo of art. In his role, Giardino giddily elevates the banal - producing devil-may care scenes that pop with colour, humour and unexpected references.
In this work, he depicts a king and queen mid chess match. Like a joke, they play themselves - both on and off the board. Cheeky, bold and fun, Giardino's perspective is pithy but never didactic. Currently, he is represented at the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, and many regional and state collections.
Pasquale GIARDINO (1961 - )
'Untitled (Queen and King)' 2005
oil pastel on paper
Image Size: 76 x 57 cm
Dimensions: 107 x 86 x 5 cm
Signed: Pasquale lower left
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Framed and ready to hang
Availability: in stock
© The Artist or Assignee
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