Ralph Kerle - The Art Collection
Pollock's Desert Ebru 2
The artwork is a photograph of a reflection off the surface of the water of a dhow moored on the wharves of the Deira River, Dubai. The artwork takes its influence from the Central Asian and Middle East art practice of Ebru painting. Ebru painting is a distinctive genre of aqueous art used to produce mesmerizing works. From a Western perspective, the artwork suggests the style of the abstract expressionist, Jackson Pollock. Particularly popular in Turkey and Central Asia, Ebru paintings are produced using dyes, a water-based solution, and a set of unique tools. Like printmaking, Ebru works of art are created by transferring designs, patterns, and motifs onto sheets of paper, fabric, and other canvases.