Monday, July 19, 2010

KiptonART Featured Artist Interview: Jim Sperber

Who/what is your biggest influence or inspiration right now?
When it comes to my current work, the biggest influence is Jackson Pollock, but perhaps not in the way one might think. Poor Pollock, he happened upon a new way to paint and he has been given great accolades in the annuls of art history for it. There is looseness in this method of painting, which I admire and a control to it's layering of color and balance, however it remains, for me, slightly simplistic, a bit too loose. During his career this "drip" method came to be what he was known for and is identified with, however his work was not always this way, having spent many years working with brushes in a more controlled style. Yet once "he cracked the egg" this was all the art community was interested in and demanded of him. Read more of Jim Sperber's interview on

If you're in Nantucket this summer, be sure to check out Jim Sperber's work  in Passages, now up at the Seven Seas Gallery.

Jim Sperber, Bay Shore Breeze, 36"x36", Mixed Media

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