• Can you copy expressionism?
  • Can you copy expressionism?
  • COPIED JACKSON POLLOCK

    In China, there are villages specialized in oil paintings. Where you can order a Van Gogh or Rembrandt of your choice out of a catalogue and they will make a replicate  for you. I gave the assignment to one of these painters to paint me a Pollock, 'Summertime' (1948) to be exact.  This painting was featured on the cover of Life Magazine in 1949, when Pollock was at the peak of his career.

    The short film is a reference to the documentary 'Jackson Pollock 51' (Namuth & Falkenberg, 1951). During the filming of this documentary, Hans Namuth told Pollock when to start and stop painting and it is said that after the shoot an argument took place between them in which they accused each other of being 'phony'. From then on, Pollock  reverted to a more figure-oriented style of painting, leading  some to say that Namuth's sessions robbed Pollock of his rawness and made Pollock come to feel disingenuous  about doing things for the camera that he had originally done spontaneously

    In China, there are villages specialized in oil paintings. Where you can order a Van Gogh or Rembrandt of your choice out of a catalogue and they will make a replicate  for you. I gave the assignment to one of these painters to paint me a Pollock, 'Summertime' (1948) to be exact.  This painting was featured on the cover of Life Magazine in 1949, when Pollock was at the peak of his career.

  • Can you copy expressionism?
  • Can you copy expressionism?

  • Summertime, Jackson Pollock Copied,
    China, 2009

    16mm projection with separate soundtrack (painted by Chen Shun Zheng, Xiamen) music by Morton Feldman

    Summertime, Jackson Pollock, China, 2009

    Painted by
    Chen Shun Zheng, Xiamen assigned by
    Coralie Vogelaar

    16mm projection with separate soundtrack (painted by Chen Shun Zheng, Xiamen) music by Morton Feldman

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