Paul Jenkins, Composition, Watercolor on paper, circa 1970, USA
Paul Jenkins (1923-2012), Composition (Phenomena),
Watercolor on paper,
Signed lower right,
Framed under glass,
circa 1970, USA.
Measures : Height 106 cm, Width 76cm.
Paul Jenkins, born July 12, 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri and died June 9, 2012 in New York, was an American painter and writer of the 20th and 21st centuries, classified for convenience in the Lyrical Abstraction or Abstract Expressionism movements. His work is a mixture of the processes used for potter's enamel which he learned with the ceramist James Weldon, but also of those he used for stage sets and watercolour. Alain Bosquet described the painter's very personal way of inventing methods, while making his gesture a kind of choreography: "The most original was to pour the colors into the hollow of the sheet or the canvas he had curved. Then, balanced (…) folded slightly or unfolded, it forced the colors to concentrate (…) and therefore, to find their shape.