“Why Abstract Art?” Part III: Abstract Purpose

What is the purpose of abstract art, you ask? There are many. Abstraction can be Continue reading

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“Why Abstract Art?” Part II: Abstract Process

The long and expressive strokes of the “action-painter,” as such type of expressive Continue reading

“Why Abstract Art?”: A Blog Series, Part I


This is a blog series taken from excerpts of a paper I wrote that helped me to understand abstract art better, and which later lead me to prefer the creation of abstract art. Later I encountered several people (friends, family, students) who were vehement critics of abstract art, and
instead favored traditional realistic art. It was my hope –through many conversations with these folks– that abstract art would be more accessible to them if they came with an open mind, and if I offered them a perspective on abstract art that they may not have considered before. Continue reading