Abstract art is something different from all other sorts of art.
It is not meant to please you. It is meant to challenge you. A challenge to your brain to think beyond what eyes can see.
I feel highly curious about how I started thinking when I look at an abstract art. My mind erodes away all the obvious choices and starts interpreting something that I have never imagined.
So think like this; your brain nerves are sending signals to the parts of your brain that have been never used. And that is why it is so tough yet so enlightening to create or to observe abstract art paintings.
Have you ever thought what goes in the mind of an artist who produces such alluring and eye-captivating paintings?
How can they think what you and I cannot think?
Why is it so that only a few people are blessed with such creativity?
Creativity is something that cannot be measured. It can be seen, it can be felt, but you cannot assess it in quantitative form.
This article is going to give away the prominent artists of abstract paintings and what made them do what they did.
So, without any delay, let’s meet some of the renowned abstract painting artists:
Willem de Kooning
The only man that is being titled as “the Dutch American”, Kooning was born in the Netherlands but spent most of life in the United States.
His ‘Action Paintings’ style wins accolade for the free movement of brushes without any control. The beauty with which he managed to bring focal vagueness in his artwork is just impeccable.
You may often found that objects in the foreground are being overlapped by the ones in the background, which, in turn, offers a deeper meaning to his paintings.
Although all his artworks were typically abstract, he made sure to keep the grounding and the shape of the painting intact. This helps the viewer to easily interpret the painting as it becomes more relatable despite being abstract.
Although the implication may differ from one person to another.
He is one of his kinds.
Spanish by ethnicity, Joan who is known to utilise the freeness similar to as of a child while he is crafting exquisite abstract art paintings.
One of the catchy aspects of his work is that he utilised elements that are known to the real world in such a stupendous manner (using vibrant colours and patterns) that looks completely imaginative and unreal.
Most of his paintings offer an unsettling and rather a not so comfortable look as Joan usually took dark themes to work on.
If you get chance, take a look at his paintings. At first sight, you may feel that an obvious implication lies in the artwork. I would suggest you to keep looking as more you look, deeper the interpretation goes.
He believed that rather being focused on the tactics, artists should be giving more emphasis to the imagination aspect.
It was his work and belief that made abstract art a completely different genre.
If you live in the west and you love abstract art, you must be familiar with the name Jackson Pollack.
He is known for its innovative Drip Paintings kinds.
Since he was always ready to ignite his creative flair, he used to take paint and drip it vertically on the canvas. This technique is specifically utilised to offer the required effects with splatter that look breath-taking.
The patterns that are generated using this technique depict violent movements or gestures that are not connected with reality at all.
Why is he so special?
Well, he created a style of painting of his own. That’s something you do not find easily.
He loved experimenting and hence he was the first artist who utilised liquid paints and other synthetic pigments.
Famed as the Mother of American Modernism, O’Keeffe is a known name for art students (she is a significant part of art history).
She is best known to showcase female genitalia as aesthetic flowers and buildings. Although as per artist, she was not trying to reflect such interpretations at all.
Her work is considered to represent American ideology. In fact, she was the first prominent artist of abstract art paintings who was recognized with firm American sentiment.