Monday, June 6, 2011

Why I like abstraction


I don't know if abstraction is the best word for it but I paint in a form that isn't necessarily true to what we see in the natural or built world. I find it interesting after more than a century of non objective painting, people still struggle with art that doesn't look like something they recognize. While my paintings are based on all that I see and experience i choose to allow the viewer to make whatever connections he or she wishes. Once you put a chair, a flower or anything else too recognizable in the painting you are leading the viewer into a rather specific direction. What I love about non objective or abstract art is the journey it takes me on, where I can see things that connect to my experience. And in really good art it makes subtle or not so subtle changes each time a I see it. So titles are problematic and a distinct challenge. This painting is titled, Good Morning...

4 comments:

Lisa Purdy said...

I like your thinking about abstract. It's always so hard to come up with words!

sophia smith said...

You really have great thought..I am impressed..keep it up..

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AnneG said...

This is fascinating I love abstract too! You should check out this abstract art- it's so great to have access to the inner mind of such great creatures Endangered Artists

XxFrench91xX said...

I really like that painting. It has so many vibrant colors in it. Really neat.