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Inspired by Pollock


"There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn't have any beginning or any end. He didn't mean it as a compliment, but it was. It was a fine compliment. Only he didn't know it." Jackson Pollock.

Nearly all 700 of the works Pollock completed during his lifetime systematically broke auction records  but who really is Jackson Pollock, the American artist who is also known as “Jack the Dripper"? Why do his works continue to inspire contemporary artists?

Jackson Pollock was born on the 28th January 1912, in the city of Cody, Wyoming. Coming from a modest family of Irish and Scottish descent, he frequently moved between Arizona and California depending on his alcoholic father's current job status.

Influenced by his older brothers, Charles and Franck, he followed art trends relatively early and left for New York with them in 1930. In this growing cultural capital he eagerly attended classes by Thomas Hart Benton at the Art Students League of New York, and would go on to use Benton's techniques for the rest of his life.

As a child, Jackson was fascinated by Native American culture, and primitive Indian American art had a lasting effect on him. In the late 1930s he showed a real fascination with Pablo Picasso's cubist work but also the surrealist artist, Miro. These great European masters encouraged Pollock to explore mythological figures in his paintings.

The artist suffered heavily due to alcoholism and went to rehab in 1937, which was the start of a long road to recovery.

Pollock's meeting with Peggy Guggenheim undoubtedly sparked the beginning of his reputation in the early 1940s. She commissioned him to paint a 240cm x 600cm painting, the result of which would  foreshadow his future large scale works.

In 1945, Pollock moves into a barn in Springs (East Hampton) with Lee Krasner, and his famous dripping and Action Painting period begins. Pollock placed canvases on the floor and across walls, and with the help of large pieces of wood and syringes, launched paint at them from a distance.

This technique gained him recognition on a  global scale, especially after the release of Hans Namuth's film. At the beginning of 1952, he partially abandoned abstract expressionism to return to more figurative subjects.

Jackson Pollock tragically died in a car accident in 1956. He was 44.

Jackson Pollock (1912- 1956) is the father of abstract expressionism, the pioneer of the unconventional and the forbearer of the “all-over". The ability to surpassing the limits of a medium is an undeniable trait of a great artist. Pollock wasn't satisfied with formal drawing techniques so when in search of new methods which would leave a  mark on the history of art forever. In this selection, artists draw inspiration from these methods by altering them, distorting them and celebrating them.

Jackson Pollock (1912- 1956) is the father of abstract expressionism, the pioneer of the unconventional and the forbearer of the “all-over". The ability to surpassing the limits of a medium is an undeniable trait of a great artist. Pollock wasn't satisfied with formal drawing techniques so when in search of new methods which would leave a  mark on the history of art forever. In this selection, artists draw inspiration from these methods by altering them, distorting them and celebrating them.

Discover the abstract paintings of Gabriela Lavezzari, Caroline Vis, Tic and many others.


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Lia Van Leeuwen, Endless II, Painting

Lia Van Leeuwen

Endless II, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,067

Davidov, Couleurs, Painting

Davidov

Couleurs, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 x 1 inch
Painting

$2,182

Djamel Mahious, N° 17, Painting

Djamel Mahious

N° 17, 2010
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,149

Said Ouarzaz, Alhob, Painting

Said Ouarzaz

Alhob, 2009
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,480

Phillip Alder, Yellow Radiant, Painting

Phillip Alder

Yellow Radiant, 2018
30 x 24 x 1.5 inch
Painting

$976

Jacques Chevalier, Abstraction, Painting

Jacques Chevalier

Abstraction, 1950
38.2 x 51.2 inch
Painting

$3,216

Aurel Corjan, Sans Titre, Painting

Aurel Corjan

Sans Titre, 1995
19.7 x 25.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,216

Bronco54, Bichrome, Painting

Bronco54

Bichrome, 2015
15.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$781

Lilly, Jackson Pollock, Painting

Lilly

Jackson Pollock, 2014
39.4 x 39.4 x 3.9 inch
Painting

$2,297

Nebay, Summer Time, Painting

Nebay

Summer Time, 2019
39.4 x 31.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,676

Our recommendations Enitram, Je tourne en rond 5, Painting

Enitram

Je tourne en rond 5, 2017
35.4 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,986

Gabriela Lavezzari, Entropia, Painting

Gabriela Lavezzari

Entropia, 2017
51.2 x 76.8 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,388

Our recommendations Tic, Collisions, Painting

Tic

Collisions, 2019
66.9 x 84.6 x 0 inch
Painting

$1,723

Hossam Dirar, Untitled 4, Painting

Hossam Dirar

Untitled 4, 2016
32 x 47 inch
Painting

$6,850

Tic, Symphony, Painting

Tic

Symphony, 2019
84.6 x 92.5 x 0 inch
Painting

$1,723

Caroline Vis, Floating Mind III, Painting

Caroline Vis

Floating Mind III, 2016
39.4 x 63 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,527

Joyce Fournier, Synchronicity, Painting

Joyce Fournier

Synchronicity, 2017
60 x 48 x 2 inch
Painting

$3,450

Lia Van Leeuwen, Round & Round III, Painting

Lia Van Leeuwen

Round & Round III, 2017
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,665

Laura Catalano, Rainbow, Painting

Laura Catalano

Rainbow, 2012
39.4 x 59.1 x 2 inch
Painting

$6,317

Michel Bocart, Explosion I, Painting

Michel Bocart

Explosion I, 2018
37.4 x 53.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,422

Gina Vor, Moonlight, Painting

Gina Vor

Moonlight, 2018
11.8 x 9.4 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$250

Michadu, Pas si simple, Pollock..., Sculpture

Michadu

Pas si simple, Pollock..., 2018
29.9 x 11 x 15 inch
Sculpture

$1,126

Hervé Dunoyer, Pollock, Photography

Hervé Dunoyer

Pollock, 2016
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$471

Gina Vor, Ciao Cacao - Bleu Abstrait, Painting

Gina Vor

Ciao Cacao - Bleu Abstrait, 2018
23 x 31.1 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$626

Jérôme Legrand, Errance - or et alu, Painting

Jérôme Legrand

Errance - or et alu, 2016
22.8 x 18.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,297

Saverio Filioli, Dal settimo piano (from the 7nth floor), Painting

Saverio Filioli

Dal settimo piano (from the 7nth floor), 2019
58.3 x 63 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$2,561

Our recommendations Jérôme Royer, Trouble, Painting

Jérôme Royer

Trouble, 2015
36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,550

Ursula Krauss, Untitled, Painting

Ursula Krauss

Untitled, 2015
31.5 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$2,584

Ursula Krauss, Exit, Painting

Ursula Krauss

Exit, 2015
47.2 x 63 x 2 inch
Painting

$4,020

Aloyzas Smilingis, Flames (Impression Abstraite), Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Flames (Impression Abstraite), 1984
63 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Print

$2,399

Aloyzas Smilingis, Spring - Abstract Print (Edition Abstraite), Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Spring - Abstract Print (Edition Abstraite), 1997
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Print

$1,043

Marie-Dominique Willemot, Que vos nuits soient douces, Painting

Marie-Dominique Willemot

Que vos nuits soient douces, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,757

Gina Werfel, Gesture, Painting

Gina Werfel

Gesture, 2010
48 x 48 inch
Painting

$5,959

Saverio Filioli, Trattenere l'infinito, Painting

Saverio Filioli

Trattenere l'infinito, 2018
27.6 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$919

Isabelle Pelletane, Tender Land 2, Painting

Isabelle Pelletane

Tender Land 2, 2017
35 x 45.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,723

Alexandre Richelieu-Beridze, Réflexion opus 241, Painting

Alexandre Richelieu-Beridze

Réflexion opus 241, 2016
51.2 x 63 inch
Painting

$20,675

Jeg, Pollock, Painting

Jeg

Pollock, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1 inch
Painting

$2,297

Morphoval, Ébullition marine, Photography

Morphoval

Ébullition marine, 2019
10.5 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$115

Min Wu, Runaway blue, Painting

Min Wu

Runaway blue, 2018
41.3 x 41.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,149

Jacques Chevalier, Abstraction, Painting

Jacques Chevalier

Abstraction, 1950
27.2 x 46.9 inch
Painting

$2,757

Phillip Alder, May - Aberglasney Garden, Painting

Phillip Alder

May - Aberglasney Garden, 2018
24 x 30 x 1.5 inch
Painting

$976

Roger Van Ouytsel, Dragon, Painting

Roger Van Ouytsel

Dragon, 2016
14 x 18 inch
Painting

$2,450

Mike Ottink, Chemical Atmosphere, Painting

Mike Ottink

Chemical Atmosphere, 2013
45.3 x 83.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$9,189

Our recommendations JonOne, La Lumière Blanche, Print

JonOne

La Lumière Blanche, 2017
26.4 x 39.4 inch
Print

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Larry Clark, Heroin 2, Painting

Larry Clark

Heroin 2, 2014
72 x 48 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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Enitram, Je tourne en rond 3, Painting

Enitram

Je tourne en rond 3, 2017
28.7 x 21.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Gabriela Lavezzari, Exodo, Painting

Gabriela Lavezzari

Exodo, 2017
31.5 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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Gabriela Lavezzari, Red, Painting

Gabriela Lavezzari

Red, 2017
39.4 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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Tic, Avalanche 2, Painting

Tic

Avalanche 2, 2018
29.5 x 45.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Caroline Vis, Embrace the Unknown, Painting

Caroline Vis

Embrace the Unknown, 2016
31.5 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Caroline Vis, Deep Blue Dripping pouring Pollockstyle abstract expressionism, Painting

Caroline Vis

Deep Blue Dripping pouring Pollockstyle abstract expressionism, 2016
31.5 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Claire Wiltsher, Forest Spirit, Painting

Claire Wiltsher

Forest Spirit, 2019
19.7 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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Emmanuel Braudeau, Passage 2, Painting

Emmanuel Braudeau

Passage 2, 2016
78.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

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Aude De Voc, Burano, Painting

Aude De Voc

Burano, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Mark Carpenter, Jackson, Print

Mark Carpenter

Jackson, 2007
3.1 x 4.3 x 0.2 inch
Print

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Said Ouarzaz, Wardi, Painting

Said Ouarzaz

Wardi, 2008
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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