April 11th, 2023
Abstract art has a bad rap. If you don’t see the subject at first glance, it’s confusing, right? If this sounds like your impression of abstract art, pause and take another look. Feel the colors, shapes, and lines and allow yourself to be drawn into the painting.
Every successful work of art follows basic elements and principles of design. Good abstract art has all that too — minus an obvious subject. The idea is that you bring your own interpretation or story to the artwork. Another way of thinking of abstraction is like zooming in on any subject until you are left with color, shape, light, texture and line.
Sometimes, abstract art is simple art; other times, it is the most complicated and involved to view. Here are seven Gallery MAR artists who exemplify abstraction and my own (easy-to-understand!) interpretation of their work. What do you see?
Gallery MAR is fresh art and bold vision. We would love to hear your interpretations of our collection in the gallery. We’re open every day.
by Eileen Treasure, Manager