Damien Pasquale

Australian Contemporary Artist

Born in Emerald, raised in Gladstone, Biloela, and then Geelong.
Now finally residing and working in Meanjin / Brisbane, on Yuggera Turrbal country.

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Work

Recognised for creating bold and layered compositions, by using a blind intuitive process that begins by drawing and mark making, as well as building up constructive line work.My painting style celebrates ’action painting’ of the past. Showcasing textural inconsistencies and large brush movements, including visible imperfections. This allows witness to the working foundations as part of my raw artistic process.Inspired by luminaries, Willem de Kooning, Jack Tworkov, and Franz Kline. Each of which are admired for their own processes, such as scale, heavy use of black, and textural qualities. Including French artist Pierre Soulages, who demonstrates his masterful use of thick and dark viscosity.

About

I was born in a central Queensland regional mining town, to then grow up in a town industrial port, exporting coal and aluminium. To be honest I don’t think it would hav been much bigger. However the town was in its first major boom. Most Queensland towns were during the 1970’s. Life was teaming with outdoor adventures and exploration.I am of Italian/Scottish heritage born to Fedele and Dawne. My father who immigrated to Australia during the 1950’s in hope to make his fortune in a post war boom. My mother was much younger at the time, she had immigrated a lot earlier.My father was a determined, resilient and extremely hard working man who began cane cutting in the fields of Innisfail a town in Northern Queensland. This back breaking occupation came to an abrupt end when he almost severed his leg with a hand scythe.Whilst recovering he taught himself welding and eventually became a boiler maker and helped build most major mining and power facilities. At home he was always busy working in and around the house, things were always being built or repaired. He never stopped. Up at the crack of dawn until the sun went down. Now that I look back I feel it was his stressful disposition that kept him unsettled.

Damien, Fedele and Yvette (Circa 1974)

Contact

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Postal AddressDamien Pasquale
Parcel Locker 10215 16637
Shop 2, 73 Russell Street
West End QLD 4101 Australia

Thank you

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