I was trying to paint a picture today, but seems the color i was using was just a pigment of my imagination...

 

of course he was fighting with everybody and telling all the other painters that they are frauds, and he is the only real painter there is. I completely understand him. They were painting apples. He was painting the atoms apples are made of.
And they didn’t get it.

 

 

You cant sell news stories that have data and cautious predictions. Where is the panic? Where is the impending doom? C'mon people , give me something to work with here…

    Opinions / Science / Theory of Relative Ignorance  
 

..and as I was a yuppy marketing and advertising executive for the better part
of a decade, I am not really impressed with stories of selling your soul to the devil...

    Art & Culture / Music / Blues / Robert Johnson  
 
 

Jackson Pollock - The Chaotic

I was watching a BBC documentary about the mathematical code of nature, and they brought  Jackson Pollock as an example to fractal chaos and order. I loved it. Finally someone else sees it, so maybe I am NOT crazy. (ok, not THAT crazy)

Pollock saw it. He knew he was painting the secrets of the universe. That's why he was such an asshole. If what you are creating is the real deal, the stuff planets are made of, it is just obvious that you will be drunk in the days you don’t paint, because the gap between that orgasmic moment of creation and everyday life with the electricity bill and the dirty dishes in the sink is just too much.
 
The modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.”
 
And of course he was fighting with everybody and telling all the other painters that they are frauds, and he is the only real painter there is. I completely understand him. They were painting apples. He was painting the atoms apples are made of.
And they didn’t get it.
They looked at the colors, they looked at the movement, they looked at the organized chaos and the textures created by layers over layers of hairline fractures in the white canvas space, a three dimensional, four dimensional , seven dimensional creation, pressed into a two dimensional flat representation.
 
Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn't have any beginning or any end. He didn't mean it as a compliment, but it was.”
 

Working on the floor, using the power of the pendulum and the projectile color patterns was not a coincidence and not even a 'technique'. This use of the basic forces of nature was the creation itself, it is part of Pollock, an extension of himself, playing under the laws of physics, the laws of optics and the laws of chaotic harmony and wonder.

The fractal reference made in the BBC program is clear once you look at the details of his work, zooming in closer to see the layers under the surface, layer under layer, lines under dots, blotches making nebulas, spiral twirls of half dried paint the path of lost forgotten planets of accidental planning, like looking through a telescope in the night's sky, or through a microscope at our brains synopsis structure.

I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
 

Pollock managed to capture something he only felt, without knowing, without seeing those patterns in medicine or astrophysics, without copying anything or being influenced. He didn’t know what he was painting. Well, He DID know what he was painting. The universe.  That is what he thought. What he felt. He just didn’t know how close he really was. How accurate was his depiction of the universe, from the first drop of household paint until the last finished asteroid speckle on top of all the rest.

We all have that knowledge inside us. It is in our DNA, our anima, our each and every cell. Jackson Pollock knew how to set it free, and put it in a wooden frame for all to see.

 
It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well.”