“Abstract Expressionism” Gallery
This is an old body of work. When I was in my undergraduate, I was very into Pollock and Picasso. As a result, I formed my “style” by creating a combination of the two (with a touch of Mirò). I find that most undergraduates try to create works that are based on their favorite artists (it takes awhile to truly find your own voice), I was no different. In style, I used the Picasso method of starting from life, then breaking down or abstracting the image. I used Pollock’s method of execution, a more controlled form of action painting; drips, line, splatter, layers, lots of paint. The media is mixed, but mostly acrylic paint. I don’t generally paint like this anymore, except for the rare occasion. However, there is a certain experience you get from painting “in the moment” and approaching the work with very little plan, just letting feeling and emotion drive the piece.
- jackson pollock never wore adidas (sippey.com)
- The Mastery of Form and Symbolism: Understanding Expressionist Paintings (painting.answers.com)
- Famous Artists Who Use Acrylic Paint in Their Paintings (painting.answers.com)