These two vibrant Jenkins artworks just arrived at the Gallery
For more info on Jenkins, check our website www.dianedepolignac.com link in bio ⤴️
Having studied four years at the historic Art Students League during which years he met Jackson Pollock & Lee Krasner, Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman, Paul Jenkins is a major artistic figure associated with the Abstract Expressionist movement.
Using the technique of “controlled paint-pouring” with which the artist pours colour directly onto the support, Paul Jenkins integrates perfectly into the Action Painting movement of the Post-War period, between spontaneity and mastery of the artistic gesture.
Nourished by the complementary contributions of the art scenes of New York and Paris where he met Georges Mathieu and Pierre Soulages, he was also influenced by the masters of colour: Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin and Vassily Kandinsky, as well as Mark Rothko.
In the 1950s, oils on canvas covered in matter like a potter’s glaze : recalling his time in his early years working with a ceramist in Kansas City, Missouri, his work evolved naturally towards the affirmation of colour, in particular from 1962 with the new use of acrylics. This resulted in refined liquid forms, whichstands out from white backgrounds, these Phenomena… inspired by Goethe’s colour theories.
Like Sam Francis, Mark Tobey, and the other artists of the New York School, Paul Jenkins was especially influenced by the theories of Jung in the 1950s, as well as by Oriental religions and philosophies, infusing his entire output with a mystical and spiritual character.
DROUOT LUNDI 17 DÉCEMBRE
Sonya SKLAROFF (née à Philadelphie en 1970)
"Seven water towers & fire escape, red"
Huile sur panneau.
Signé en bas à droite, contresigné au dos.
61 x 91,44 cm
Sonya Sklaroff vit et travaille à New York. Elle est diplômée des Beaux-Arts de Rhodes Island School of
Design - Providence, RI et détient une maîtrise de la Parsons School of Design - New York.
Les oeuvres de Sonya Sklaroff, mettent l’accent sur le caractère invisible du mobilier urbain et de l’architecture utilitaire de la ville en dépit de leur omniprésence. Châteaux d’eaux, échelles d’incendie, feux de signalisations... Ces objets, invisibles dans le quotidien new-yorkais, deviennent les protagonistes d’un drame urbain qui se joue sur un fond de ciel expressionniste et intense. Ils figurent les « symboles » des paysages de l’artiste, et constituent le point d’attraction central et fondamental de ses compositions.
New York State Museum, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Arnot Art Museum, Flint Institute of Arts.
Musée et collections :
Phillips Museum of Art, Cahoon Museum of American Art, Fannie Mae Collection, University of Pennsylvania. #sonyasklaroff#sklaroff#americanpainter#newyork#newyorknewyork#red#watertower#fireescape#auction#drouot#artauction
Jasper Johns b.1930, Augusta GA - Three Flags, 1958 from the @whitneymuseum collection.
Jasper Johns is an American painter, sculptor and printmaker whose work is associated with abstract expressionism, Neo-Dada, and pop art. He is well known for his depictions of the American flag and other US-related topics. Wikipedia.
‘Untitled’, 1997 by American artist R. H. Quaytman is a painting on wood that displays the artist’s early career interest in minimalist abstraction, very much in the Quaytman tradition established by her painter father Harvey. It will be offered in our December 13 Post War and Contemporary Art auction and fresh to the market after being in a private collection since the purchase from Spencer Brownstone Gallery in the late 90s.