Coming from a family of artists, Polan grew up under the influence of Abstract Expressionism; his father studied under famous Armenian-American Ab ex painter Arshile Gorky. Gorky was one of his favorite painters, long before he knew of his father's history with him.
|Jim Polan, Fox Opera In The Deep Wood, oil and graphite on canvas, triptych, 40x90"|
has been created with careful attention to the lines. "I worry about becoming too attached to an image before I’ve fully reduced it to its abstract form and that it will be too representational or realistic," he states.
Then the editing occurs where parts of the canvas are covered, reworked and other magic occurs. "After they're done they're on their own," says Polan of his work.
|Tulsa Art Studio Tour 2014 artist Jim Polan in the studio|
Meet & see the working studio of Polan along with 13 other artists on April 12-13, noon until 5 pm on the Tulsa Art Studio Tour. For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit www.TulsaArtStudioTour.org.