Julian Dashper

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Julian Dashper, Untitled (Victory Over Death Part 3), 2007, acrylic primed jute, 2760 x 5000 mm

Julian Dashper, Untitled (2007–2008), 2007–2008, acrylic on canvas with pink wall, 600 x 600 mm

Julian Dashper, Untitled (Interviews), 2001-02, with Hamish Kilgour, Steffen Böddeker, Wendy Katz and Simone Horrocks, Double DVD

Julian Dashper, Untitled (Neon piece), 2008, neon light, electrical wire with transformer

Julian Dashper, Untitled (Who’s afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue), 1993, plastic chain, 930 x 30 x 30 mm, 100 x 30 x 30 mm, 1240 x 30 x 30 mm

Julian Dashper, Untitled (The Warriors), 1998, vinyl on drumheads, drum kit, dimensions variable

Julian Dashper, The Twist,
Installation view, Waikato Art Museum of Art and History Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, 1998

Julian Dashper, Untitled,
1996, 
Installation view,
Midwestern Unlike You and Me, Sioux City Art Center, 2005

Julian Dashper, Midwestern Unlike You and Me, Installation view, Sioux City Art Centre, 2005

Julian Dashper, Room 203, Hotel Winston, Amsterdam
1997

Julian Dashper, Untitled  (1994), 1994, black & white slides

Julian Dashper, Future Call, 1994, performance, Topolo, Italy

Recording of Thin Ice in front of Julian Dashper, Untitled (O), 1990-92, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
2000

Julian Dashper, What I am reading at the moment, 1993, every issue of Artforum magazine to 1993, library chair, National Library Gallery of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa

Julian Dashper, Artfrom, 1992, Advertisement published by the artist in Artforum International (January 1992), 265 x 265 mm

Julian Dashper, Untitled (Slides 46-65), 1990, photographic slides, presentation sleeves, dimensions variable

Julian Dashper, Nut Dust, 1988, indian ink, acrylic on paper, 565 x 780 mm paper / 765 x 985 mm frame

Julian Dashper, The Nude Staircase, 1989,
acrylic on canvas, with plastic wrapping, 600 x 800 mm

Julian Dashper, Untitled (2007–2008), 2007–2008, acrylic on canvas with pink wall, 600 x 600 mm

Julian Dashper, Untitled (Neon piece), 2008, neon light, electrical wire with transformer

Julian Dashper, Untitled (The Warriors), 1998, vinyl on drumheads, drum kit, dimensions variable

Julian Dashper, Untitled,
1996, 
Installation view,
Midwestern Unlike You and Me, Sioux City Art Center, 2005

Julian Dashper, Room 203, Hotel Winston, Amsterdam
1997

Julian Dashper, Future Call, 1994, performance, Topolo, Italy

Julian Dashper, What I am reading at the moment, 1993, every issue of Artforum magazine to 1993, library chair, National Library Gallery of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa

Julian Dashper, Untitled (Slides 46-65), 1990, photographic slides, presentation sleeves, dimensions variable

Julian Dashper, The Nude Staircase, 1989,
acrylic on canvas, with plastic wrapping, 600 x 800 mm

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Exploring Modernism in a New Zealand context, Julian Dashper’s work concerns the connections between abstract art and popular culture. Central to his practice is the idea that in New Zealand great Modernist works are known largely through reproduction. Dashper reinterprets and explores artworks regarded by local culture as ‘great’. The Big Bang Theory (1992-93) for instance puts the names of major New Zealand regional artists on drumkits, as though they were rock bands.

Julian Dashper was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1960. Dashper graduated with a BFA from the University of Auckland in 1982 and has exhibited widely on an international scale. His work has been the subject of a number of major New Zealand retrospectives, including Julian Dashper & Friends, City Gallery Wellington (2015) and Julian Dashper: Professional Practice, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland (2010). In 2001 he was awarded a Senior Fullbright Scholarship to visit the University of Nebraska and Chinati Foundation in Marfa as an artist-in-residence. Julian Dashper died in Auckland 30 July 2009.

 
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Julian Dashper, Untitled (Victory Over Death Part 3), 2007, acrylic primed jute, 2760 x 5000 mm

Julian Dashper, Untitled (2007–2008), 2007–2008, acrylic on canvas with pink wall, 600 x 600 mm

Julian Dashper, Untitled (Interviews), 2001-02, with Hamish Kilgour, Steffen Böddeker, Wendy Katz and Simone Horrocks, Double DVD

Julian Dashper, Untitled (Neon piece), 2008, neon light, electrical wire with transformer

Julian Dashper, Untitled (Who’s afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue), 1993, plastic chain, 930 x 30 x 30 mm, 100 x 30 x 30 mm, 1240 x 30 x 30 mm

Julian Dashper, Untitled (The Warriors), 1998, vinyl on drumheads, drum kit, dimensions variable

Julian Dashper, The Twist, Installation view, Waikato Art Museum of Art and History Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, 1998

Julian Dashper, Untitled, 1996, Installation view, Midwestern Unlike You and Me, Sioux City Art Center, 2005

Julian Dashper, Midwestern Unlike You and Me, Installation view, Sioux City Art Centre, 2005

Julian Dashper, Room 203, Hotel Winston, Amsterdam 1997

Julian Dashper, Untitled  (1994), 1994, black & white slides

Julian Dashper, Future Call, 1994, performance, Topolo, Italy

Recording of Thin Ice in front of Julian Dashper, Untitled (O), 1990-92, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 2000

Julian Dashper, What I am reading at the moment, 1993, every issue of Artforum magazine to 1993, library chair, National Library Gallery of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa

Julian Dashper, Artfrom, 1992, Advertisement published by the artist in Artforum International (January 1992), 265 x 265 mm

Julian Dashper, Untitled (Slides 46-65), 1990, photographic slides, presentation sleeves, dimensions variable

Julian Dashper, Nut Dust, 1988, indian ink, acrylic on paper, 565 x 780 mm paper / 765 x 985 mm frame

Julian Dashper, The Nude Staircase, 1989, acrylic on canvas, with plastic wrapping, 600 x 800 mm