Jill Krutick, (b. 1962-)
Acrylic on canvas,
48 x 72 inches; 2 panels: 48 x 36 inches each.
Framed Dimensions: 50h x 74w x 3.50d inches
Jill Krutick is a contemporary abstract expressionist whose paintings trace the artist’s joyful path of self-discovery and creative exploration. Using only texture, form, and color, the artist suggests the intense beauty and constant flux of nature: galaxies, skies, blossoms, and tides. Influenced by modern and contemporary masters such as Van Gogh, Monet, and Rothko, Krutick combines abstract expressionist gestures, impressionist luminosity, and personal symbols of change.The Petals painting is made from a syncopated series of drips which form shapes, streams and valleys. The artist was able to navigate around this texture that was infused into the canvas. The paint was applied by splashing and dripping and throwing paint. Krutick could identify where the petals were actually falling around the canvas, and follow that path with brushwork that brought out the contrasting colors. The petals signify the roads and valleys that we all take and follow through life and the shapes that ultimately emerge.