Jeff Iorillo’s paintings are an exploration of color, rhythm, gesture, mass, and momentum. They are the product of a physically dynamic process related to Action Painting of the mid-20th Century. His work is composed of layers of oil enamel paint and polyurethane on coated masonite. These industrial materials are not intended for blending or thinning, so he does both, sometimes applied full-strength and sometimes thinned to a glossy glaze. Working horizontally, Iorillo uses techniques of pouring, dripping, pushing, and pulling, stopping and starting, dragging, rocking, jiggling, stamping, and pressing to create effects of lines and gaps, blending separation, dense and spare.
For Jeff Iorillo, paintings are both about the physical process and the result; they are a meditation on movement and stillness.
— Allison M. Barry, President, Kevin Barry Art Advisory
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