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Medium
enamel paint on steel and composition board
Measurements
(a-e) 220.6 × 281.6 × 10.0 cm irreg. (overall)
Inscription
(a-b) stamped in ink on paper label on reverse u.c.: MARCO FUSINATO
(a-b) inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on paper label on reverse u.c.: Marco Fusinato '96
(c-e) stamped in ink on paper label on reverse u.l.: MARCO FUSINATO
(c-e) inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on reverse u.l.: Marco Fusinato '96
Accession Number
DC5.a-e-1996
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Margaret Stewart Endowment, 1996
© Marco Fusinato/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
Gallery location
Not on display
Marco Fusinato used a single colour (Signal Red) and standard-size industrial materials lying around in his studio for this group of ‘speed paintings’. ‘I always used one colour to eliminate imagination, decoration, narrative and any decisions about composition’, he once stated. ‘The intention was always to get from point A to point B in the most direct manner, using the most elementary means, as quickly as possible.’ Fusinato is also a musician known for experimental improvisations with electric guitar and associated electronics. Much like his guitar playing, these paintings can be understood as exercises in ‘non-technique’.