Tony Schwensen

(Australia 1970 – )

Secret administrative section

Location
Not on display
Further information

Tony Schwensen was a key figure in the '90s Sydney grunge movement and is known for his deadpan, conceptual works that address aspects of identity, masculinity and the suburban experience, as well the physical limits of the (unconditioned) body. As is typical of grunge, Schwensen's work of this period are characterised by a low-key, DIY aesthetic. The works in enamel paint on paper likewise demonstrate his preference for using materials at hand in ways that are direct, unaffected, and convey a sense of immediacy.

Year
1995
Media
Mixed media painting, Painting
Medium
enamel on paper
Dimensions
dimensions variable
Signature & date

Signed and dated bot.c. verso [parts a-gg], pencil "TONY 95".

Credit
Gift of Peter Fay 2013
Accession number
297.2013.a-gg
Copyright
© Tony Schwensen