The ‘Blind Spots’ exhibition was the main drive to visit Tate Liverpool – I was intrigued to see Jackson Pollock’s work close up. It didn’t disappoint. There was some work that I couldn’t connect with but largely I was moved by the black and white images featured in this exhibition. There was beauty and simplicity, compexiity and intensity – I was especially moved by the negative spaces in the work. There were many pieces that had an almost calligraphic nature – there felt a meditative quality to some of the simpler images, particularly the ones that were part of a commercial print run.
It was a treat to see this artists work. There was one piece in particular, Hypostasis of Medea VIII (1980), that was exceptional. (Sadly I am unable to find an image online to add here). It inspired me hugely. It was textile with stitching however, the different colour ways and textures within the piece were astonishing – it was abstract art which I haven’t seen before using material – and there was such depth and meticulous detail within the layers of stitching and the gradations of tone both in the fabric used and the changes of thread.