Pollok, Rothko and Lebedynets – three masters of abstract expressionism
Here is Lebedynets, among the giants of abstract expressionism where he truly belongs. “Color forms”, that he is using reminds us on Rothko’s approach to the color. They are both making a certain platform, one color surface, which stands for itself. These forms are the one who are building the painting structure, they are its basic and its essence.
In this case Mark is not making dramatic situation with layers of paint, but Lebedynets is doing such a thing. He is giving almost three-dimensional shape to his paintings with a thick accumulation of paint. This use of paint is recognizable in Pollok’s works. What is the truly fact is that both artists are in action while painting. They are not still or stiff while dealing with the canvas but aggressive in their creativity with body going all around the painting. Accumulations of colors are results of their engagement to the painting in progress, they are going around and always coming back to make canvas finish. What makes this process long is unique way of thinking and it ends after a long time when the painter’s body doesn’t have a feeling for another action in move.
All three artists are telling us all-over painting story where point is to treat all painting surface with the same interest which might cause a lack of any point with dominance within.