Dale FRANK, Skeet Ulrich Enlarge 1 /1


Singleton, New South Wales, Australia born 1959

  • Has lived for periods in USA, Austria, The Netherlands, Italy, UK

Skeet Ulrich 2007 Place made: New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: paintings, polyurethane with dyes and pigment on canvas Support: canvas

Primary Insc: Signed and dated verso (twice), 'Dale Frank 2007'.
Dimensions: painting 200.0 h x 200.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Dale Frank Gift 2014
Accession No: NGA 2014.72

Dale Frank has produced huge monochrome paintings since the 1990s, which since 2002 have been named after a celebrity. (Skeet Ulrich is an American actor best-known for roles in teen movies during the 1990s.) In a neat revision of the idea of the Modernist black monochrome as a finite or conclusive statement, many of Frank’s monochromes comprise of flows and splashes of thick black paint covered in varnish which remains active. ‘My work is not isolated to illusionistic practice or to material approach. It has always traversed all realities - creating if you like, a worm-hole across materials, approaches and possible meanings and content.’

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra