Contemporary abstract art based on inner primitivism.
When I first saw the following colorful pictures made by Hans Silvester I said to myself that I had finally understood the basis of my contemporary abstract art.
As you are about to see, these Ethiopian Tribus de L´Omo people are still close to nature, which is the same as being close to their inner origens, something humanity is loosing. As time goes by, civilizations move away from their true origins, and generally speaking, the further away we move the unhappier we become.
In this post, I show you some primitivism abstract art pictures, some modern abstract art paintings, and I try to relate this primitive art with the art of some modern painters.
Take a look at the abstract pictures above and below. Do you see the apparent spontaneity, the basic palette, the simple decoration they make. It´s only lines. But, do they mean anything?. Is it a line or a symbol?
Now take a look at the following one….
What do you believe these symbols are?. Are they stars, rivers, roads, planets, trees, simple decoration…?. It´s great how these people try to mimic their natural and beautiful sorroundings. Don´t you believe this is pure primitive abstract art?
Now take a look at the following Joan Miró abstract surrealism painting. Don´t you believe there are similarities between Joan Miro´s modern abstract art, and the one made by the L´Omo Tribus?. It´s spontaneous, it´s inner, it´s symbolic, it´s enigmatic, it´s so simple that it becomes tremendously beautiful and powerful.
There are other sXX. modern abstract painting masters such as Hans Hoffman (one of the american expressionism theorical masters) whose magnificent abstract art is very close to the one made by these Tribus. It´s simple, it´s primitive, it´symbolic, and again some enigmas show up.
The above acrylic on wood with strings painting is a Antonio Basso´s one (me). It belongs to his abstract painting series called Ties. It´s organic, it´s primitive, it´s symbolic, it´s inner and spontaneous. But let me tell you that as I saw Hans Silvester pictures, I better understood what I was trying to express.
In the below video, Barnett Newman (one of the most admired american abstract expressionists), explains what I mean.
I´m glad we are able to see what these ancient Tribus still do. It is all thanks to Hans Silvester impressive photography. While watching them we can try to better understand our true origens.
What do you think about these photos? What do they make you think about? Feel free to add any comment below.
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