The painting of Dennis Hollingsworth (Los Angeles, USA, 1956) is definitely unique. In his early years, he is contextualized in the framework of the new expressionism of the American West Coast.
Hollingsworth's paintings have a sculptural quality and a low relief; he achieves this effect trough the technique 'alla prima', without corrections or glazes. By using this technique, he defines not only his art language but also his personality, which is intelligent, expressive, gestural, self-confident and powerful. In addition, he employs clean strokes thorough, which the painting becomes a living body.
About Dennis Hollingsworth
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.
Spanish-American, b. 1956, Madrid, Spain, based in Los Angeles, California