Holton Rowers surprise us with the way he uses paint on the top of even more paint to create the colorful artworks he is most renowned for.
Claiming, “I probably use more paint than anybody in the history of art,” Holton Rower, grandson of Alexander Calder, is best known for his “pour paintings,” created by pouring up to 50 gallons of rainbow-colored paints over variously configured blocks and panels of plywood, and allowing it to spread and pool into textured, psychedelic compositions.
He grew up surrounded by art and working in his father’s construction business, where he learned about the qualities of a range of materials. In his own studio, he experiments with many techniques and media, including sculpture, installation, and assemblage. In the early 2000s, Rower began developing his “pour paintings,” which he equates to sculptures. Ranging from small- to large-scale, and appearing as vortexes or the ringed segments of tree trunks, they are records of control and chance, human ingenuity and natural forces.
The art of Holton, although quite visually appealing, does not require previous study and doesn’t demand much in terms of inspiration. The way these artworks are created is just liters of paint that create a curious set of effects and tones, leaving no one indifferent. All the parts preparation process is undoubtedly the most interesting step.
The artist has several customers who order regularly some of his works. If you want, you can also try it in your home.
The artist uses the same process of production to paint furniture items and turn them into art pieces.
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