Jenny Reddin Artist
Action painting is more about the creative process then about the meaning. An action painting is created by using gestures that could be interpreted as dance. Paint is distributed across the canvas in a random, largely uncontrolled process that produces an organic piece of artwork that reflects the artists gestures. As with all abstract art, action painting can be interpreted uniquely by each viewer. In my case, I never use paintbrushes, but instead pour paint onto a flat surface, often in a dancelike process that delivers the pigment somewhat randomly to the support. It is the function of gravity and a minimal amount of manipulation of the canvas that creates the effects that I seek. The most famous artist who employed action painting was Jackson Pollock who creative portfolio includes Blue Poles.