During these past few months I´ve been working on a new abstract art concept I name “Space Occupancies”. How did it start?…
I was having coffee in a terrace near MACBA (Barcelona´s modern art museum) and suddenly started watching a building in front of me that did not let me see what was behind it, though I could sense it by watching its surroundings. The more I looked, the more I wanted to see what was behind. But I couldn´t!!
I said to myself that the building was occupying a space that should have been empty before. Furthermore, I saw the building as a plane that was in front of another plane (other buildings), and this process repeated itself constantly wherever I looked.
Could I be able to synthesize these thoughts into words and abstract paintings? Did my thoughts have to do with the anxious intend of trying to figure out what is coming next?, or were they related to the act of asking questions to ourselves whose answers we are only able to sense?, or could it also be the ephemeral space occupancy of indivuals and objetcs in live?
From all these abstract thoughts and questions, I started drawing some sketches and watched attentive all around trying to find examples and answers.
I´ve found great inspirations in the works of some XXth century abstract artists as well as in modern and contemporary architecture. If you want to see some of these inspirations, check any of the past four articles called “About Abstract art: this week´s best inspirations” (I, II, III, IV).
The above and below abstract drawins and paintings provide a clear picture of the pictorial process I have followed so far. (Each piece has a number, which allows me to better understand the concept´s evolution).
Plane over plane, straight lines, geometry (squares and rectangles mainly), color, shadows, organic materials incorporated (burlap and fabrics manually sewed), and decomposition, are the main players. Hope you enjoy them.
To see the whole abstract painting series and how it is evolving check this link to Antonio Basso´s abstract paintings and enjoy the following pictures.
Thanks for reading. To see some other Antonio Basso´s space occupancies articles check here and add your thoughts below.
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