Tate Liverpool |30 June – 18 October 2015
Jackson Pollock is widely considered to be one of the most influential and provocative American artists of the twentieth century. Pollock famously pioneered action painting, a process that saw him drip paint on canvases resting on the studio floor.
Jackson Pollock’s Black Pourings, created between 1951 and 53 – remains one of Pollock’s lesser-known, yet marks an important period in the artist’s practice. After four years of creating vivid, colourful compositions, the Black Pourings were a radical departure from his signature style.
Pollock had signed to a commercial gallery, and was struggling to deal with the mounting pressure of expectation. He made a deliberate decision to move away from the defining ‘drip’ technique that had brought him critical acclaim, instead experimenting with a new ‘pour’ in treacly black paint. The resulting canvases are distinctively macabre in feel.
As well as presenting this poignant series of work, Tate Liverpool is showing a selection of Pollock’s drawings and rarely-seen sculptures from the same period – just a few years before his tragic death.
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