Curtain
Jackie Saccoccio
Curtain
Jackie Saccoccio (American; Contemporary, Abstract Art; b. 1963): Curtain, 2011. Oil and mica on linen, 213.4 x 182.9 cm. Image: © The Saatchi Gallery - London Contemporary Art Gallery. © Jackie Saccoccio. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.



"[Ridley Howard:] It's really interesting that your work engages Ab-Ex romanticism and post-mark ideas about material/drips as image and emblem. The two impulses melt into something else altogether. Vast swaths of color become shifting planes, drips like extensive and drawn circuits, a collaging of space that almost feels digital. David Reed and Frankenthaler both feel like antecedents...or Richter and Rothko...or Lichtenstein and Turner -- you cross a lot of wires.



[Jackie Saccoccio:] I sway more towards Polke than Richter, but Lichtenstein and Turner... Yes! Crossing wires does make for strange and delightful bedfellows. I think I've learned the most about Ab-Ex mark-making by studying Johns' Green Target, and Hudson River School painting through Pollack and Charles Burchfield. It sounds generic when I list a lot of artists whose work influences, but it's like mixing up some disparate -- you never know what can happen--nothing or everything. Last month it was Laurie Simmons and Ghirlandaio. Next week, Courbet and Rosemarie Trockel?" (Ridley Howard, "On Painting and Rome: Interview With Jackie Saccoccio." © 2013 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.)

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