Untitled (2005-06)

Untitled (2005-06)

  • Artist

    Julian Dashper

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    acrylic on stretched canvases

  • Size

    267 x 305 x 190 mm

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2007

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    09 Feb 2007

  • Department

    New Zealand Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • Chartwell Notes


    The back of Untitled (2005-06) by Julian Dashper is the surface of the prepared canvas that is usually used to paint on. What we can't see clearly from this view, is that the artist has made a pyramid of triangular canvases of decreasing sizes. By examining the back closely, it is possible to see how the first and second canvases are held together, as a block of wood has been inserted behind the canvas so that the screws hold. The ready-made entry-level canvases used by Dashper make up a form which offers a loose reference to a monument, perhaps a tongue in cheek nod to the monumentality of modernism and its influence.

Exhibition history

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