Oil on collage on canvas.
A few years ago I pasted down this printed lable onto a painting i was painting, and then I turned it upside down and continued working on it. The label once read : Australian Pines. Now all that shows of that is: LIAN PI. [ upside down ]
Read on and I will demonstrate how my words about painting continue to not quite grasp this subject !
The process of creating this work enables me to understand the astonishing gestural city-scape abstractions of the contemporary British painter FRANK AUERBACH, and now I can visually grasp the 1945 JACKSON POLLOCK pastel and enamel on paper,[ UNTITLED, 25 9/16 x 20 1/2, Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Lugano ]
I have a postcard of this Polack painting.. Email me and I'll send you a photo of it.
Zoom in and it is larger than life.