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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

$2,110

Futura 2000, Atoms, Purple, Painting

Futura 2000

Atoms, Purple, 2016
11.8 x 16.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,861

Davidov, Couleurs, Painting

Davidov

Couleurs, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 x 1 inch
Painting

$2,227

Michel Bocart, Explosion I, Painting

Michel Bocart

Explosion I, 2018
37.4 x 53.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,513

Said Ouarzaz, Alhob, Painting

Said Ouarzaz

Alhob, 2009
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,572

Lilly, Jackson Pollock, Painting

Lilly

Jackson Pollock, 2014
39.4 x 39.4 x 3.9 inch
Painting

$2,345

Jacques Chevalier, Abstraction, Painting

Jacques Chevalier

Abstraction, 1950
38.2 x 51.2 inch
Painting

$3,282

Bronco54, Bichrome, Painting

Bronco54

Bichrome, 2015
15.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$797

Our recommendations JonOne, La Lumière Blanche, Print

JonOne

La Lumière Blanche, 2017
26.4 x 39.4 inch
Print

$2,345

Tic, Symphony, Painting

Tic

Symphony, 2019
84.6 x 92.5 x 0 inch
Painting

$2,169

Caroline Vis, New Region France, Painting

Caroline Vis

New Region France, 2018
63 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,345

Caroline Vis, Pirouette II, Painting

Caroline Vis

Pirouette II, 2017
63 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,579

Enitram, Lovely, Painting

Enitram

Lovely, 2017
31.9 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,876

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

$3,048

Caroline Vis, Floating Mind III, Painting

Caroline Vis

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

$2,579

Caroline Vis, Pirouette, Painting

Caroline Vis

Pirouette, 2017
63 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,931

Our recommendations TieRi Trademark, Rapture, Sculpture

TieRi Trademark

Rapture, 2015
26 x 26 x 0.4 inch
Sculpture

$926

Lia Van Leeuwen, Round & Round III, Painting

Lia Van Leeuwen

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

$1,700

Isabelle Pelletane, Tender Land 2, Painting

Isabelle Pelletane

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

$1,758

Larry Clark, Heroin 2, Painting

Larry Clark

Heroin 2, 2014
72 x 48 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$52,752

Jérôme Legrand, Errance - or et alu, Painting

Jérôme Legrand

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

$2,345

Djamel Mahious, N° 17, Painting

Djamel Mahious

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

$1,172

Aloyzas Smilingis, Apples (Impression Abstraite), Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Apples (Impression Abstraite), 1994
55.1 x 41.3 x 0.8 inch
Print

$1,442

Gina Vor, Ciao Cacao - Bleu Abstrait, Painting

Gina Vor

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

$494 $618

Min Wu, Runaway blue, Painting

Min Wu

Runaway blue, 2018
41.3 x 41.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,172

TieRi Trademark, YAD, Sculpture

TieRi Trademark

YAD, 2013
18.1 x 13.4 x 0.4 inch
Sculpture

$563

Aloyzas Smilingis, Flames (Impression Abstraite), Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

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

$2,369

Gabriela Lavezzari, Exodo, Painting

Gabriela Lavezzari

Exodo, 2017
31.5 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,465

Our recommendations Jérôme Royer, Trouble, Painting

Jérôme Royer

Trouble, 2015
36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,602

Gabriela Lavezzari, Red, Painting

Gabriela Lavezzari

Red, 2017
39.4 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,286

Gabriela Lavezzari, Entropia, Painting

Gabriela Lavezzari

Entropia, 2017
51.2 x 76.8 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,458

Laura Catalano, Rainbow, Painting

Laura Catalano

Rainbow, 2012
39.4 x 59.1 x 2 inch
Painting

$6,447

Khearts, 06:06, Painting

Khearts

06:06, 2018
39.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,840

Ursula Krauss, Untitled, Painting

Ursula Krauss

Untitled, 2015
31.5 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$2,638

Gabriela Lavezzari, Summer Bamboo, Painting

Gabriela Lavezzari

Summer Bamboo, 2018
45.3 x 63 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,458

Ursula Krauss, Exit, Painting

Ursula Krauss

Exit, 2015
47.2 x 63 x 2 inch
Painting

$4,103

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

$2,813

Jean François Guelfi, Grande abstraction 18-1, Painting

Jean François Guelfi

Grande abstraction 18-1, 2018
45.7 x 35 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,524

Hervé Dunoyer, Pollock, Photography

Hervé Dunoyer

Pollock, 2016
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$481

Saverio Filioli, Trattenere l'infinito, Painting

Saverio Filioli

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

$938

Roger Van Ouytsel, Dragon, Painting

Roger Van Ouytsel

Dragon, 2016
14 x 18 inch
Painting

$2,450

Gina Vor, Moonlight, Painting

Gina Vor

Moonlight, 2018
11.8 x 9.4 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$299

Jacques Chevalier, Abstraction, Painting

Jacques Chevalier

Abstraction, 1950
27.2 x 46.9 inch
Painting

$2,813

Alexandre Richelieu-Beridze, Réflexion opus 241, Painting

Alexandre Richelieu-Beridze

Réflexion opus 241, 2016
51.2 x 63 inch
Painting

$21,101

Phillip Alder, May - Aberglasney Garden, Painting

Phillip Alder

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

$996

Phillip Alder, Yellow Radiant, Painting

Phillip Alder

Yellow Radiant, 2018
30 x 24 x 1.5 inch
Painting

$996

Mike Ottink, Chemical Atmosphere, Painting

Mike Ottink

Chemical Atmosphere, 2013
45.3 x 83.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$9,378

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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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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Enitram, Je tourne en rond 4, Painting

Enitram

Je tourne en rond 4, 2017
24 x 19.7 x 0.8 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, 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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Pasturo, Festosa di sfere, Painting

Pasturo

Festosa di sfere, 2015
74.8 x 51.2 x 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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ARySQUE, Réfugiés, Painting

ARySQUE

Réfugiés, 2015
31.5 x 23.6 x 2.4 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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Said Ouarzaz, Wardi, Painting

Said Ouarzaz

Wardi, 2008
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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