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ROAD KINGS
2 September - 3 October 2009

THE ART OF TRUCKIN’

Come truckin’ with Daniel Wallwork and explore the world of truck couture and big rig bling in his exhibition of new works.
The works mine the hard, masculine language and stereotypes of truckin’ culture, juxtaposed against the shiny feminine fineries and scrollwork that lavishly adorn these highway giants.
It is through the naming and personalizing of their machines with names like ‘Foxy Lady’ and ‘Steel Cowboy’ that the staunch trucker expresses his presence, or often a theatrical opposing persona, with his truck’s appearance and dressage.

Wallwork takes a sincere yet satirical approach to the worship of these Prime Movers with detailed pin striping, cheeky badges, lustrous chrome and hand painted customized identities. Interiors too become sumptuously upholstered throne rooms, providing a home away from home and allowing the trucker to loftily observe his automotive subjects or entice them back into the inner sanctum. The trucker is the king and the machine is his queen. The highways are their kingdom. We are all mere jesters!

Wallwork skillfully executes the works in 2-pack automotive paint on metal, yielding deep luscious surfaces. Traditional hand painted pin striping is added to accentuate and enhance the beauty of the works giving the viewer a ‘just pulled up next to a Road King’ feel.

Daniel Wallwork_Road Queens: L'il Lady_2009_2 pack automotive paint, zinc anneal, enamel, chrome, aluminium_120x50cm (overall size)_80x50cm (top panel)_35x50cm (bottom panel.

Daniel Wallwork_Road Queens: L’il Lady_2009_2 pack automotive paint, zinc anneal, enamel, chrome, aluminium_120x50cm (overall size)_80x50cm (top panel)_35x50cm (bottom panel.

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