Pat Steir, American, working in New York, (b. 1940) best known for her dripped, poured and ‘waterfall’ paintings – “a cascade of dark marks on an umber ground, made with the sheer forces of gravity and liquid. Calligraphy, rain, watercolour art, a twist of Chinese scarlet at its centre: the painting carries a vast culture, geography and climate in its delicate torrents”. (Exhibition review by Laura Cummings https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/apr/15/surface-work-victoria-miro-review-women-abstract-painting
Pat Steir in interview, describing her work, thoughts and methods.
” … poured paintings…….
each step tells me the next step to take, I don’t try to control it….
exploring texture and colour, density of paint”
energy, control, forces, mistakes….