While my independent project is probably incomparable to the level of mastery of Pollock’s work – I see some similarities between my own and his dripping technique artwork: we are both manipulating the way paints hit the surface, and creating images based on various angles and densities the paints and the surface come in contact. I read that Pollock’s work defied traditional painting convention by exceeding the ‘upright’ norm, and allowing viewers to look at the painting from various angles – I think that my dripping art is also similar in that sense.
The difference however, is that the result of my artwork is more chance-driven – meaning that there is a very high level of randomness in what kind of picture is produced. Pollock’s work seems to be more of a result of his technique, where he has control of how to drip, pour or splash paints over canvas. His paintings overall are also more dense, compared to mine, where a lot of space is left from paints.