Paul Jenkins is probably only a new discovery to me, and I only found that he had recently died as I was gathering some info for this post.
“Art is not an antidote. Art is fire. It does something final to the opposition once and for all and then goes on. The art may get lost, stolen, pre-empted, burned, caked with dust but this tree does not worry about hearing itself fall as it falls from grace…it is not concerned with permission.” Paul Jenkins, Paris, 1991
‘Jenkins created his abstract paintings by pouring primary colors — red, yellow, ultramarine blue, often with white and/or black — directly only onto loose, unstretched canvas. The pigment was allowed to pool and bleed as he directly manipulated the fabric and guided the paint with a long palette knife or a squeegee.”
“Jenkins described himself as an “abstract phenomenist,” and beginning in the 1960s, the titles of all his paintings began with the word “Phenomena.”
Phenomena Blue Held Over 1975
“Regarding his paintings, he once said, “I have conversations with them, and they tell me what they want to be called.”
Phenomena Prime Meridian 2003