Collection: Abstract Expressionist

My expressionism artworks often show motion and movement, they are non-representational works of art that do not depict scenes or objects in the world or have discernible subject matter.

I start with a clear vision of what I want to create, I work on the floor which allows me to explore the canvas in more detail, experimenting with different media and techniques such as dripping,  pouring, gestural mark-making and the impression of spontaneity. It all part of the creative process, it’s a bit like I’m dancing, composing the sequence of steps and moves. The art of choreography involves the specification of human movement and form in terms of space, shape, time and energy. It really isn’t about throwing paint on a cavas there’s much more involved.

The most famous Abstract Expressionist artist is Jackson Pollock (1912-1956)  I have studied him in great detail and find his work remarkable, a true genius in fact, he introduced the world to a new way of thinking about and viewing art. His work remains as controversial now as it was fifty years ago, and his impact on the world was astonishing at the time. Unfortunately Pollock died at the age of 44 in an alcohol-related single car collision when he was driving. It would of been interesting to see what other creations he would have contributed to the world.

“I have no fear about making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of it’s own"                               

                                                                Jackson Pollock                                                              

 I can totally relate to this quote, at the beginning I have a clear vision of what I want to create but than I’m not aware of what I’m doing, time doesn’t exist and the end result is nothing like I originally had in mind, it’s like the painting itself has a life of it’s own. 

Expressionism art is not for everyone, just like we have all different taste in music. For me this is where I can truly lose myself within existence, allowing the energy to flow through, and finally creating an incredible masterpiece.