Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, at MOMA MUSEUM

 

 

The career of Jackson Pollock, "Jack the Dripper" affectionate nickname by which he was known in the middle, evolved by different techniques and materials despite having all their production his personal style. Now, with "Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, 1934-1954" the exhibition developed with valuable pieces from the collections of Museum of Modern Art in New York, you can track 20 years of life and work and expand new perspectives about the roles that the drawing and printmaking had in the development of the work of Pollock.

 

 

 

His drippings, his poured paintings, they have made one of the most recognizable and copied styles in the world and until 1 May, with an unmatched way, you can see how Pollock came to him through the selection of 58 works of the permanent collection of MOMA. From his first classical influences of masters like Rubens and El Greco, the great Mexican muralists, even dazzled by the work of Picasso, Jackson Pollock's (1912-1956) style evolved into abstract expressionism using experimentation with paper, printing, actions,...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Their subjects also evolved but was always interested by the original myths, the subconscious and psychoanalysis. From his works of the 30s, in which primitive painting and mythical elements mark the beginning of their personal artistic journey to his very famous "dripping paintings", radical abstractions from drips and spills of paint on huge canvases of the '50s.

 

 

 

Prints and drawings ever seen, lithographs and serigraphs, the exhibition highlights the relentless experimentation and emphasis on the process that was at the heart of creativity of one of the most influential American artists of the twentieth century.

 

 


 

The CEART opens this Thursday, November 14th in the room A an exhibition dedicated to this master of photography, which will be open to the public until February 9th. The show includes one of the artist's latest projects, focused on the hard work carried out by the miners of Serra Pelada, an open gold mine in the heart of Brazil where employees daily risked their lives.

Immigration, poverty, marginal life, slave labour, man's relationship with the land, the use of natural resources... are issues that have always fascinated Salgado. From the beginning of his career as a photographer, his work has opted to give visibility to the most disadvantaged groups and to create with his images a vivid and impressive visual story without fakes. With a raw black and white, this author's work transits between photo-reportage and naturalistic photography.

And the idea that permeates all his work is human dignity. Salgado portrays employees, miners and gatherers from a purely humanistic approach that wants to value their integrity, their strength and their resilience.

“If you photograph a human, so that he is not represented in a noble way, there is no reason to take the picture. That is my way of seeing things.”

Salgado entered this discipline long after completing his studies in economics between Brazil and the United States, and a doctorate in statistics in France. But in 1973 his life took a turn, and he decided to start his career as a photographer. He achieved to work at the Gamma Agency and Magnum Photos for more than 15 years until in 1994 he founded his own agency “Amazonas Imagen”.

With the “Gold” project, the photographer portrays a harsh reality that takes place in the Serra Pelada mine, a name given to a totally devastated and anarchically excavated mining enclave, the world's largest open-pit gold mine, through which more than 50,000 people have passed. In the heat of the legends about the mysterious “El Dorado”, the enthusiasm for this precious metal led to the development of strenuous exploitation practices for the workers and to originate tales of grief and glory, of human victory and defeat between the soil, the tunnels and the cargo baskets.

The CEART exhibition brings together Salgado's full portfolio in his characteristical black and white and large-format photographs that leave no one indifferent.