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Collection

Tony Schwensen

(Australia 1970 – )

Title
Secret administrative section
Year
1995
Media categories
Mixed media painting, Painting
Materials used
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
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.