Unique abstract artists (sXX and XXI)
Since time inmemorial, straight and non straight lines combined with color have been a focus theme used by abstract artists.
I have seen quite ancient micronesian and african art examples of the above, but it is in the XXth century when modern abstract artists creativity sploites and the use of lines and color to describe space, form, feelings, environments, or simply to synthesize, gets more common.
In this article, I show you some abstract art examples of the above. The techniques I have seen are quite diverse: painting, instalations, sculpture, video, photography….
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By the way, the above is a precious Piet Mondrian geometrical abstract painting.
- Barnett Newman´s fabolous zips are powerful. To me, the power of his abstract art lies in its apparent simplicity.
- Check also Sol Lewitt colorful and geometrical artwork. How would you describe it?
- Some of Gerhard Richter´s most impressive abstract creations can also be included in this post.
- What about Rebecca Ward installation. This interesting artist, uses colored tape to make her artworks. Surprisingly creative, isnt´it?
This blue and white color and lines abstract painting is a Antonio Basso artwork. He names them crossroads.
You will agree with me, that what german Matthias Heiderich makes with his camera, is geometrically and colorfully magnificent.
And what about this photography of what Markus Linnenbrink made in a Dusseldorf prison he was asked to paint. Spectacular a fresh driping lines.
Lines are color sorround us. In nature, buildings, designs, objects…. A line is a very simple form but depeding how you use it you can get spectacular results as we have all seen in the above contemporary art examples.
Why do you think this theme attracks so many modern artists? Do you now any other one doing things with lines and color?. Please add your comments below.
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March 23, 2012 - 8:24 pm
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March 23, 2012 - 8:50 pm
You chose some of my favorite artists. Nice post.
March 23, 2012 - 8:53 pm
Hy Drew, thks for commenting. B. Regards
March 28, 2012 - 1:00 pm
Have had over 30 years experience as a creative art director/designer (graphic design not advertising). And for some reason, only a “Sunday Painter”. Always felt the type of art shown above is more design and not fine art. This distinction is purely in my mind only. In my mind I always look for fine art to have more expression, of one’s soul if you will. The art shown above, is expressive of seeking the purity of design, form, color, rhythm itself and not the purity or impurity of ones inner life/soul, which I call fine art.
Perhaps Gerhard Richter’s work above is an exception to what I am saying, and maybe I could see Markus Linnenbrink’s example above as the bridge between the word of design and fine art. Am musing to myself here. I wonder if expression of ones soul or inner life is a little more messy!
March 28, 2012 - 5:51 pm
Hi Pam, I find your comment quite interesting. There´s been a lot of talk about what is design and what is fine art. It seems (they say), the line that differentiates one from the other is veeeery thin. I agree with you that Richter´s work is “apparently” more inner (expressive) than the rest, and that Linnenbrick´s one could be classified with in the two. Great point.
I sent an email to all of the contemporary artists mentioned in the post asking them to explain. If they answer we will know better what they mean. This is why I used the word “apparently” before.
Thanks a lot for commenting and hope to read more about your art reflexions in future articles.
March 28, 2012 - 1:38 pm
loved looking at the work. Sheila Smith
March 28, 2012 - 7:13 pm
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