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Charles Pollock

Charles Pollock

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Exhibition Catalog

FRAC Auvergne (Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain Auvergne), 2022.

160 pp. ills. 31 x 25 cm. Bilingual in English and French. Hardcover.

ISBN 9782907672344

After the acquisition, in 2021, of an important painting and a collage for its collection, the FRAC Auvergne dedicates to Charles Pollock (1902-1988) a retrospective exhibition intended to introduce this major painter still too little known in France and whose work has no doubt been eclipsed by the voluntary withdrawal of the painter for the benefit of his younger brother Jackson. Charles Pollock, Jackson Pollock's older brother, spent the last seventeen years of his life in Paris where his paintings, collages and drawings are now kept by his daughter Francesca. With an exceptional sensitivity jointly inherited from primitive Italian painters and the contributions of Josef Albers on color, Charles Pollock's painting is today rediscovered and looked at by painters of all generations. It is not uncommon to read, in texts devoted to painters inhabited by a particular feeling for color, that they are “colorists”, even “great colorists”. Charles Pollock is undeniably a great colorist, all the more subtle in that his colors do not reveal themselves spectacularly but in subtle compositions or minute variations which sometimes barely trickle from one motif to another, in a poetic outbreak such that a slightly attentive look is enough to understand that there is nothing dry about this painting, quite the contrary. This quality of colorist – doubtless one of the noblest for a painter – was however not given in itself in his career. It is indeed necessary to underline the late way in which color arrived in his work, slowly and logically, over the decades. He succeeded, in more than fifty years of painting and starting from an initial practice as a graphic designer, typographer and realist painter, to make color his territory of excellence. This mutation, linked to the passage of his painting towards a form of abstraction, enabled him to offer viewers of his works a singular encounter with color, on the fringes of schools and dogmas.

Subject Headings: Western Art -- United States -- 1900-1945 ; Post-1945 -- Painting --

Artist(s): Pollock, Charles

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