Dennis Hollingsworth
Spanish-American, born 1956
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
Miguel Marcos at ARCOmadrid 2018,
Miguel Marcos
Miguel Marcos at ARCOmadrid 2017,
Miguel Marcos
Kohn Gallery at The Armory Show 2016,
Kohn Gallery

Dennis Hollingsworth is a painter who works fuse abstraction with a pop sensibility. His paintings have a sculptural quality and a low relief—an effect he achieves by using thick impasto to build spikes of paint and textured surfaces. Hollingsworth also prefers to make his works without paintbrushes; instead he squeezes and dribbles the paint directly onto the canvas, or uses unconventional tools to scrape or cut into the paint. He works only in wet-on-wet, meaning that he does not touch the surface of the painting after the work dries. Certain motifs recur in his work, including stripes, spikes, and sometimes text.