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’s vision is counter-culture, visceral and always captivating.
In the bold ‘Owl and Figure’, Giardino presents a smattering of stimuli. Like free-form jazz, figures jive and collide – there’s a robot, snake, skeleton, owl, tree, car and more. It’s as though Giardino is presenting a pictograph of life. Hieroglyphics, cave paintings and the art of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat come to mind. This work constitutes a large, impressive addition to any collection.
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. For collectors of Roar and contemporary art, ‘Owl and Figure’ is the work for you.
Pasquale GIARDINO (1961 - )
'Owl and Figure' 2000 c
pastel on paper
Image Size: 70 x 100 cm
Dimensions: 93 x 122 cm
Signed: Pasquale lower centre
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
© The Artist or Assignee
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