Monday, November 15, 2010

In Coversation with Newman and Pollock

'In Conversation with Newman and Pollock' by Jina Wallwork

The artists, Jackson Pollock and Barnett Newman were friends. If they could both have a good conversation, then their verbal expression is capable of blending together. Their expression can merge and interact, without a fight for dominance. If this is possible in a conversation, then it is also possible with other aspects of their expression. Their artistic expression should also blend together. In this piece I was trying to find the point, where their artistic expressions blend. I'm the casual observer of a conversation between the two. 

In some ways this conversation has simply changed its language. A series of words and tones has become a visual conversation. Their visual language is merging together in an image.