The Olive Branch

My latest: The Olive Branch, Acrylic on canvas, 92cm x 61cm

 

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The Olive Branch By James Presley

 

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The Olive Branch by James Presley

 

 

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Why Pay for a Pollock When You Can Have a Presley?

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Revival (5)

Ok, same initials: James Presley, Jackson Pollock.

The Same birthday just different year, James Presley: 28/01/1970, Jackson Pollock: 28/01/1912.

Similar techniques, no copying.

Jackson Pollock’s most expensive painting: $165.4m

James Presley: $929

Jackson Pollock’s cheapest painting: roughly $3000

James Presley: $51

Everybody wants to make it as an artist when they are alive, but it’s so difficult as there are so many brilliant artists out there and everyone is looking for their own unique style.

The truth is, I paint how I do, I wasn’t influenced, I started painting like this, way before I had ever heard of Jackson Pollock.  In fact, when I started painting I knew nothing about art at all.  I knew names and certain pictures and had been to galleries and exhibitions, but had never heard of Jackson Pollock.

So is it a coincidence, or am I the reincarnation?  Spooky, eh?

Revival (1)

I found out about him in 2001 when I had a girlfriend from America who introduced me to the Pollock film.  The way he was portrayed by Ed Harris in it had me connecting with the artist and his art straight away.  But, I had started painting before I saw that film.

By the way, I have only been to America once and that was to South Dakota and while I was there I visited Wyoming, where Jackson Pollock is from, but I was nowhere near Cody, WY.

In summary, if you want to purchase art similar to Pollock then visit James Presley’s website to get it for a fraction of the price, but be careful, because if he makes it big he might be knocking Pollock’s prices out of the park.  Another great thing, he is still living, so you can even ask him to do commissions. 🙂  Oh yeah, you don’t have to bid, you can buy it for the price you see.

Spot the Original?

When I post on Instagram, I will often post parts of whole paintings just because I think that when you look a the painting up clode there is a whole new painting hidden within a painting.  In case you didn’t know a lot of my paintings are 2 paintings.  I have basically done one painting an painted over the top, so you get 2 for the price of one.

Triple Trouble (3)

Anyway, sometomes when I post a whole painting on Instagram followed by parts of the same painting I often tend to get more ‘likes’ on the small areas of the large painting than I do on the original.  Why is that?  Any ideas?

Revival (5)

The featured image in this post is part of one of my paintings, and so are the other 2 images.  Can you tell me from which posts on my blog they are in, besides this one?  person who posts a comment with the right answer and link to the post will get a mini Presley painting for absolutley nothing by post.

Expressionism to Minimalism to Expressionism

Notable minimalist artists were Piet Mondrian and Barnett Newman, who created large abstracts using mainly square forms and primary colours.  I, myself have been known to dabble a little with minimalism.  I created a whole line of paintings.  I always find myself bouncing back to expressionism though, this is how I feel I best express myself.

Piet Mondrian & Barnett Newman

Minimalism Art Movement, also called ABC ArtMinimal ArtLiteralist ArtReductivismRejective Art, emerged in New York in the early 1960s, in which the simplest and fewest elements are used to create the maximum effect.

Minimalism By James Presley

Is a school of abstract painting and sculpture that emphasizes extreme simplification of form, as by the use of basic shapes and monochromatic palettes of primary colors, objectivity and anonymity of style.

 

Minimalism By James Presley

Use of the fewest and barest essentials or elements, as in the arts, literature or design.
In Music, a school or mode of contemporary music marked by extreme simplification of rhythms, patterns and harmonies, prolonged chordal or melodic repetitions and often a trance like effect.