Abstract art can mean dramatically different things to different people. It can be highly expressive, giving voice to concepts, feelings, and moods, while leaving room for your interpretation. It can also be a mix of lines, colors, textures, and shapes that the artist finds pleasing. Sometimes, it draws on memory and experience in such a subtle way that we’re barely aware of it.
I call my new gallery Abstract Play - because play, experimentation, and serendipity are critical in creating this kind of art.
Armenian-American painter Arshile Gorky, a major influencer on Abstract Expressionism described it this way:
“Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes. . . Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite. It is the emancipation of the mind. It is an exploration into unknown areas.”
This image was a delightful surprise that came about by combining highly disparate elements and watching the magic unfold in processing. For me, the power is in the crisscrossing vertical and horizontal lines, along with the many shades of blue – from pale to dark – combined with the highly textured rusty, almost magenta red of the upper “lashes.”
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