DAMIEN PASQUALE

“There is nothing tentative about the work of Damien Pasquale. Using rugged but controlled brush strokes, Pasquale explores gestural movement and architectural structures in his layered compositions. With a nod to luminaries Willem de Kooning, Jack Tworkov and particularly Franz Kline, his bold monochromatic paintings pay homage to the origins of abstract expressionism in that their essence is the spontaneous nature of their creation. These are works that celebrate the action painters of the past with their textural inconsistencies, brush movements and visible records of the artistic process, but also look towards contemporaries such as Pierre Soulages, whose mastery of black pigment is fundamental to his practice.”

– Liesl Wharton

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BIOGRAPHY

Pasquale is a Brisbane based abstract painter with a formal art education, graduating with the Trevor Lyons Award from Griffith Uni- Queensland College of Art 2003. With a background in commercial screen printing and graphic design, Damien also enjoyed a short music career performing at many Melbourne venues.

From his early days of group exhibitions in the growing Geelong art community, Damien’s style has evolved, creating bold monochromatic and layered compositions. Drawing inspiration from everyday objects and architecture, the artist’s heavy use of black, contrasted against white is sometimes combined and blended with vivid colour pallets.

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