Friday, July 10, 2009

Paul Jenkins



When I saw Jenkins' paintings in Paul Mazursky's Unmarried Woman in the late 1970s, I thought nothing of it...but later, they had an impact. Both kitschy and beguiling, the paintings offered the pour as a solution to my work, when I was questioning how to make a spontaneous painting in the manner of Chinese scrolls. Jenkins was influenced by metaphysics and this too is interesting, for part of my love of Chinese painting has to do with its confluence of all matters, earthly and ethereal, in landscape.

2 comments:

Ronald said...

I will be interested to see how your latest journey to China has influenced your painting.

john r redmond said...

I first came in contact with Paul Jenkins in the Mid 70's in New York City. His art made an impression on me then and I love it still.

john redmond
Painting A Day - John Redmond