Remittances Review

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

Analytical Study of Expression in the Abstract Paintings of Jackson Pollock and Asim Amjad

Ahmed Faraz, Prof. Dr. Shazia Mukhtar,
Abstract Expressionism, Jackson Pollock, Asim Amjad, Abstract Figurative Art, Expressionist Canvases, Figurative Expressionism ,


Abstract Expressionism a modern art movement of 20th century West has its influence on the art worldwide. Modern painting in Pakistani has developed with major inspiration from Western artists. Abstract painting is known for its boldness, freedom of expression, and non-representational forms. Asim Amjad an abstract expressionist from Pakistan is a psychologist, whose artworks show a great semblance to the works of Jackson Pollock. Delving into the unconscious, both these artists reveal their inside through spontaneous strokes. This research presents a comparative analysis between the works of these two artists, with the main emphasis on expression and abstraction.

Abstract Expressionism emerged in the United States in response to the social and political chaos resulting from the World War II. The article explores concepts of this art movement, in addition to investigation of artistic expression, gestural technique of painting, as well as selection and application of color and form to communicate meaning and emotion. The research provides detailed analysis of Abstract Expressionist paintings on contemporary art.

Abstract Expressionism transformed the global art scene by preferring artist’s expression, and action or gestural painting. It aroused in a historical, political, and cultural context, leaving a long-term impression on evolution of contemporary art worldwide. The analysis of gestural painting with respect to Pakistani artist “Asim Amjad” offers a noteworthy contribution to the scholarship of Pakistani art, besides paying tribute to the artist.