Dennis Hollingsworth, ‘Friendly, unknown or hostile’, 2015, Painting, Oil on canvas, Miguel Marcos
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Friendly, unknown or hostile, 2015

Oil on canvas
59 1/10 × 47 1/5 in
150 × 120 cm
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Miguel Marcos

Since his beginnings, Dennis Hollingsworth's paintings have been characterized by his …

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Dennis Hollingsworth
Spanish-American, b. 1956
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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.

Dennis Hollingsworth, ‘Friendly, unknown or hostile’, 2015, Painting, Oil on canvas, Miguel Marcos
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Miguel Marcos

Since his beginnings, Dennis Hollingsworth's paintings have been characterized by his particular and unusual use of oil as a bas-relief, and the lively but laconic basic colors, and the use of the “alla prima” technique”. The canvases for ARCO 2018 is the result of a peculiar evolution within the artist’s …

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Dennis Hollingsworth
Spanish-American, b. 1956
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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.

Friendly, unknown or hostile, 2015

Oil on canvas
59 1/10 × 47 1/5 in
150 × 120 cm
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