Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Painting of Fred Pollock

Deep Purple Center 1986

Delta Sound 1988-96

Honeydripper 1977

The Painter's Song 1993

Video still from Fred Pollock: Portrait of an Abstract Artist by Ronan Pollock

From Pollock's bio courtesy of the Poussin Gallery:

Fred Pollock was born in Glasgow in 1937, and studied at Glasgow School of Art. He now lives and works in London, and was amongst the artist who showed together at Stockwell Depot in the Seventies. His work was included in “British Painting 1952-77” at the Royal Academy in 1977, and in the Eighties he began a series of solo shows at the Vanessa Devereux Gallery, London. In 1980 he was in the Hayward Annual, and in 1982, a Serpentine Gallery Summer Show.

In 1984 Pollock was a guest artist at the Triangle Workshop in Mashomack, New York State. In the Nineties he had solo shows at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, as well as solo shows in Amsterdam and Groningen. His work has always been held in high regard by critics and collectors, and Pollock is now considered pre-eminent amongst abstract painters of his generation for his sustained exploration of abstraction through highly charged colour values. His work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Arts Council and the Scottish Arts Council.

All Round Lemon 1993

Untitled 1973

Kensal 2005

Apple Green Stomp 2007

Double Span 1990

Eclipse 1996

See the short video documentary by Ronan Pollock here.

To read a discussion on Fred Pollock's work courtesy of Abstract Critical featuring, Hilde Skilton, Mark Skilton, Anne Smart, Anthony Smart, Ben Wiedel-Kaufmann, Robin Greenwood, Sarah Greenwood, John Bunker, Nick Moore, Ashley West, Fred Crayk, Saul Greenberg, Emyr Williams, John Pluthero, Patrick Jones, Fred Pollock, and Sam Cornish - follow the link here.


*All images are from the catalog, Fred Pollock: A Career Survey published by Poussin Gallery in 2008 with photography by Paul Minyo, unless otherwise noted.


jah dom said...

what a cool dad I've got!

Paul Behnke said...

I'll say!