Monday, March 7, 2011

abstraction

How do you feel about pure abstraction? I'm finding it very hard to completely eliminate any sort of narrative from my work. I always want to go beyond the form/line/color formal  elements of art making. Always. So since I'm uncomfortable with this style, as my year of stretching my boundries continue, I am tackling this one. So how does..

Mark Rothko's work do for you (not his life, now, just his work)..

or


Jackson Pollock's work... or




How about Richard Diebenkorn's work? 

4 comments:

Deb said...

This is my favorite art (and three of my favorites artists). Each piece compels narrative or emotional response from whether I want it or not..purely abstract work commands my attention and consideration. It demands that I bring more than just recognition to the viewing. I also know it's much harder to create purely abstract art than most people think it is. I love to watch the faces of people viewing these pieces "What?, what?, what?" echoes soundlessly in the galleries. Many are unable to perceive answers from within or without.

Gerrie said...

Oh, me too. I aspire to work in a minimilist abstract way. These are all among my favorite artists.

Lorie McCown said...

Yes! I agree, much harder to eliminate than add.. I, as well enjoy peoples response to it.

Karoda said...

I'm just the opposite. I wish I could develop some relationship with visual narratives since I admire it in the work of others.

Abstract work (mine and others) allows me space to feel and think and question. But I'm not a fan of Pollock...I like colour fields the best and layered work that evokes the unknown.
btw, found your blog via a flickr group we're both in.