Investigating the Innovation and Application of Jackson Pollock's (Drip Painting) Elements in Fashion Design


  • Zhu Ziwei College of Creative Arts, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia



Jackson Pollock, drip painting, fashion design, comprehensive materials, hot melt adhesive


As a unique cultural carrier, clothing always reflects people's way of life and aesthetic concepts. With the continuous development of global economic integration and the mutual integration of multiculturalism, people's aesthetic needs for clothing are becoming increasingly diversified. The painting process of Jackson Pollock's “drip painting” is carried out in an unconscious mental state, which is very subjective and random. It uses a combination of lines, colors, and shapes to portray nature in his imagination. At the same time, he also pays great attention to applying comprehensive materials. His creative idea can also be used in clothing, which can enrich the artistic language of clothing and improve the artistry of clothing. This study applies acrylic and colors hot melt adhesive to clothing fabric in a way similar to Pollock's "drip painting" through practical research to test its fluidity and coloring effect on the fabric and the layering of lines. The experimental results conclude that the adaptability of hot melt adhesive stick and canvas fabric is very high, and its fluidity and stability can confirm the feasibility of applying it to clothing design. However, the performance effect of acrylic pigment in this practical research is not ideal. This study found that atypical clothing materials can make clothing more abstract and play a positive role in the personalized expression of clothing.


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How to Cite

Ziwei, Z. (2023). Investigating the Innovation and Application of Jackson Pollock’s (Drip Painting) Elements in Fashion Design. International Journal of Global Optimization and Its Application, 2(2), 117–124.



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