Alex M. Wolff’s Forgotten Splatter Pollock Collection, transformed from paint left on the floor of Jackson Pollock’s Studio ® is premiering at the JW Marriott DC December 3rd, 2022.
With a licensing agreement now in place from Stonybrook Foundation, owners of Pollock-Krasner House, Wolff’s transformational art, created over the last 8 years, can finally be shown.
Jericho, New York – November 16, 2022 –
With proper licensing agreements in place, Brooklyn born photographer and digital fine artist Alex M. Wolff is exhibiting his Forgotten Splatter Pollock Collection, with an official premiere at the JW Marriott Washington DC hotel in our nation’s capital. These colorful and captivating artworks had their seeds of creation not from Jackson Pollock’s iconic splatter painting that is in museums around the world (nbr 5 sold for $140 Million Dollars) but from the paint that missed his canvasses during his creative process. The 25 images in the collection can be previewed online at https://AlexMWolffFineArt.com/. The DC Marriott exhibition is being organized by Wolff’s curator and creative partner, Curator and Fine Artist John Joseph Dowling, Jr., of John Joseph Dowling Fine Art and Exhibitions in Dix Hills, New York.
Pollock was a very successful and prolific painter
before he started experimenting with drip painting in 1936 and continued until his passing in 1956. As he created his large canvasses on the floor, paint dripped and splashed around the edges. The paint dried and was walked on for many years. Just a few days after the 58th anniversary of Pollock’s death in August 2014, Wolff and his family visited Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York. Although the tour docent had lots to say about Pollock’s life and creative process, it was the dull colors and shapes on the wooden studio floor that caught Wolff’s eye. Having just purchased a new camera that needed testing for his Underwater Dreaming Collection, Alex took many photos of small sections of the floor.
Pollock was known for his absolute intention and controlled flow of paint as his paint landed on the canvas, creating the artworks museums and collectors crave and invest in. There is a complexity and balance to Pollock’s work in his color pallet, shapes, and use of negative space but Pollock collector Charles Ziegler says, “I collect Pollock because I think his Art is Cool! Alex Wolff’s Art is Cool too! I can see he put a lot of thought into his Artwork.”
Wolff’s works celebrate a different side of Pollock,
one without the control and intention that was crucial to Pollock’s art. Every dot, line, shape, and color, along with the textures and lines in the wooden floor of Jackson Pollock’s Studio floor was placed there unintentionally, and sometimes accidentally by Pollock himself. The abandoned paint commanded Wolff’s attention as he captured what he saw in relatively poor light for his new camera. The resulting photos, taken in the studio in natural light on a cloudy day, were fairly documentary and not particularly noteworthy.
Highly skilled in digital art,
Wolff saw the possibilities of something more and transformed those humdrum images into bright, captivating art, while preserving Pollock’s pallet and unintentional drips. His proprietary processes are modified to suit the needs of each image. Images are treated as base tiles, as originally framed, or built into fractal like kaleidoscopes that can be scaled to any size. Honoring Pollock’s feeling that abstracts should not have a descriptive title, all images are numbered for the series.
Twenty-five of these images will be on display and available for purchase at the art show at the JW Marriott, Washington DC on December 3rd. Wolff’s curator, John Joseph Dowling, Jr. arranged for and curates the exhibit. Dowling has said, “Every curator dreams of finding a missing Rembrandt or meeting a new protege, but how many can say they have found an entire collection of Jackson Pollocks in the archives of their best friend’s digital paintings?” Images are curated as limited editions with only 100 available in the 17×22, 25 available in the 30 x 40 size and, and an edition of only 1 at 40 x 60 inch prints. Prints are hand crafted by Dowling on Hanamhuelh archival metallic papers and canvas.
Some Key Points
Artist is Alex M. Wolff of Jericho, NY
Initial images were captures of Jackson Pollock’s missed painting drips on his Studio Floor in 2014
License to use trademark JACKSON POLLOCK STUDIO is granted by the owner
Images were transformed to create breathtaking, commanding art works
Artworks are on display and available for purchase at JW Marriott Hotel DC Dec 3rd
Previews are available at https://alexmwolfffineart.com/
Art is sold in limited editions based on size with NFTs and merchandising rights available.
Next exhibit is at JoVan Fine Art and Exhibitions East Norwich, NY January 14.
Contact Alex M. Wolff at 516 375 4315 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact John John Joseph Dowling, Jr. at 631 759 7531 or email@example.com
Alex M. Wolff is the owner/photographer
for Alex M. Wolff Photography, Inc. and Alex M. Wolff Fine Art. He publishes online magazine and blog http://www.longispandportfoliomagazine.com . Alex has won numerous awards from organizations including Professional Photographers of America and Town of Oyster Bay. He has 3 art collections: Forgotten Splatter Pollock, Here There Everywhere, and Underwater Dreaming. His latest show was at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square, and an ongoing installation at the Sushi Vogue Art Gallery in Woodbury ,NY.
Alex M. Wolff
John Joseph Dowling, Jr.
Fine Artist and Curator
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