Monday, January 10, 2011

Allen Bollinger, January 10







New Explorations on Paper


With this series, I am experimenting using oil and paint stick on heavy paper, the paint stick allowing a second layer of texture. I am also exploring the effect of cropping, a technique more commonly found in contemporary photography. Tension is created when the image appears to be hanging from the upper edge of the surface. My influences are a Pacific fusion with contributions from American abstraction, Chinese brush painting and calligraphy and Japanese tea bowl decoration.

Image information:

Larger works: Oil and Oil Stick on 300# Lanaquarelle Paper, 26"H x 52"W

Smaller works: Oil and Oil Stick on 300# Lanaquarelle Paper, 26"H x 26"W