Comments on: Fred Pollock: Portrait of an Abstract Artist http://abstractcritical.com/note/fred-pollock-portrait-of-an-abstract-artist/ Abstract Critical is a not-for profit company aiming to establish a new critical context for all generations of artists involved with ambitious abstract art. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Robin Greenwood http://abstractcritical.com/note/fred-pollock-portrait-of-an-abstract-artist/#comment-998513 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:03:02 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7971#comment-998513 You can read a discussion on Fred Pollock’s work here:
http://brancasterchronicles.wordpress.com/

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By: Siobhan Welsh http://abstractcritical.com/note/fred-pollock-portrait-of-an-abstract-artist/#comment-970545 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:04:21 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7971#comment-970545 Dear Bruce,
it was great to read your post, it would be good to meet up, please get in touch through the Poussin gallery, they will pass your contact details on to dad.It would be so good to hear from you after all this time.
Love to all the family Siobhanx

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By: John Pollard http://abstractcritical.com/note/fred-pollock-portrait-of-an-abstract-artist/#comment-432091 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:13:25 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7971#comment-432091 An excellent film which does indeed wet one’s appetite to see Fred’s work in the flesh. More films like this would be great.

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By: Robin Greenwood http://abstractcritical.com/note/fred-pollock-portrait-of-an-abstract-artist/#comment-428894 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:25:05 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7971#comment-428894 Noela,
If you send me an email to the address on the Poussin Gallery website I’ll put you in touch with Fred.

By the way, liked what you said about Robert Linsley’s work.

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By: Noela http://abstractcritical.com/note/fred-pollock-portrait-of-an-abstract-artist/#comment-428534 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:27:44 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7971#comment-428534 It would be great to see Fred Pollock’s work for real. Do you know if that is possible?

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By: Patrick Jones http://abstractcritical.com/note/fred-pollock-portrait-of-an-abstract-artist/#comment-427875 Sun, 23 Mar 2014 20:50:54 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7971#comment-427875 I sometimes find Abstract Critical,an anonymous website ,lacking in the intimacies,insight and profundity of the Brancaster Chronicles,which did him very good service..I feel we owe Fred a a more interesting response[and Tim Scott]as well as thorough dissection of his spacial qualities.He is so much more interesting to look at and unravel than the Gagosian show ,to my book,particularly in his structure.The fact that he started with the well tried organisational structures such as stacking ,overlapping and ended up with an intuitive exciting “jamming in colour”marks him out from his contemporaries as musical.To me he is the Sonny Rollins of painting in his full on tone.

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By: Chris Walker http://abstractcritical.com/note/fred-pollock-portrait-of-an-abstract-artist/#comment-424902 Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:22:14 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7971#comment-424902 Fred Pollock’s paintings are very moving and the manner in which he explains his love of painting should be an inspiration to all [artists]. I’ve looked at this video many times and have come to the conclusion that he is…he is; and there is no doubt, right up there with the very best abstractors – in any era. I could go on, but I note that many viewers [Jenny, Kelvin, Geoff, Peter, Patrick] have covered most of what I am thinking. I like the words ‘raw’, ‘eloquent’, ‘life’, ‘movement’, and much more that has been used to describe Fred’s work. But it is the colour, in all its application, and careful composition, that standout for me. Colour, magnificent.
I just have to get over there to see it all – up close.

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By: Bruce Gould http://abstractcritical.com/note/fred-pollock-portrait-of-an-abstract-artist/#comment-422948 Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:17:26 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7971#comment-422948 The last time I saw Fred & the work was about 30 years ago in his Wapping studio. I took a series of photos which I have guarded preciously over the years.It as great to hear Fred talk so affirmatively about these fabulous paintings and to see how he has stuck to his guns over all these years. The work looks as fresh now as it did then.
I also enjoyed reading Siobhan’s comments on her dad.

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By: Siobhan Welsh http://abstractcritical.com/note/fred-pollock-portrait-of-an-abstract-artist/#comment-422431 Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:12:39 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7971#comment-422431 It’s great to read what Patrick Jones has said about my father’s work as i have felt this way ever since i first stepped into his studio as a young girl and realized WOW… so this is what you do every day!It has been a great journey watching my dad painting in his studio throughout the last 25 years.In the middle of winter i would go and visit him in his studio were he would be wearing many layers and drinking hot cups of tea to keep warm.I asked my dad why he wouldn’t get a heater and he said it would stop him from moving around, such dedication.
Ronan- the film is great!xx

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By: Noela http://abstractcritical.com/note/fred-pollock-portrait-of-an-abstract-artist/#comment-421320 Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:16:44 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7971#comment-421320 Just watched this film again and yes, Fred Pollock says it all really.

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