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Abstract Art

Happy Birthday Mark Rothko! BTW What Do Your Paintings Mean?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.25.2015 | Arts

On a day like today, 112 years ago, a little baby boy named Markus Yakovlevich Rotkovich was brought into the world. That little Rotkovich would go o...

One Artist's Old Blotting Tissues Become Accidental Masterpieces

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.24.2015 | Arts

Above are two blotting tissues. Specifically, they're Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton's blotting tissues. She used the white, pillowy papers to ...

Diane Silver "Sacrament" at Coagula Curatorial, Abstracting Religion Down to the Bones

Lisa Derrick | Posted 09.22.2015 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

Using a limited palate with plaster, bone, wax, ink and hemp, Silver moves herself and the viewer through the Seven Sacraments in a meditative series of large scale canvases.

Alexander Calder's Abstract Paintings (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 07.29.2015 | Arts

Alexander Calder's abstract paintings are largely unknown, but they mark the decisive transition from figuration to abstraction in the artist's work. At the same time, they herald his first abstract sculptures in which he progressively introduced not only actual motion, but also unprecedented concepts such as sound and viewer intervention.

Conversation With Painter Ajamu Kojo

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.07.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

My friend painter Ajamu Kojo has been producing beautiful portraits of women for years. I recently got an opportunity to have a long discussion with him in his studio about, painting, women, race, music, barbershops, the human condition and more painting.

Susan Michie: Marks, Textiles And Femininity In Art

Jennifer Walker | Posted 03.15.2015 | Arts
Jennifer Walker

Born into a family of artists whose work exploded with color, Susan Michie found her own path into artistic expression by eschewing bold tones and rich hues in favor of monochromatic blacks, whites and browns.

Ian McKeever: Mystery to the Viewer

Louisiana Channel | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Slowing down in a world where "everything is changing all the time" is of the essence to McKeever, who never takes credit for finishing his paintings: "They finish themselves", he says.

Pat Passlof: Paintings From the 50's -- Restating the Question of Meaning

David Loncle | Posted 01.31.2015 | Arts
David Loncle

She would have been one of (if not the) youngest artists on the block, and by chance was likely the very first artist to live and work on 10th street.

Artist Turns Modern Art Into Motion, Is Pleasantly Hypnotized By The Results

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.30.2014 | Arts

Somewhere between the textured artistry of a painting and the hypnotic powers of an animated GIF comes this series of looping illustrations by Nashvil...

Franz Kline: The Forgotten Abstract Expressionist?

Matthew Israel | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Many people remember Kline because his large-scale zoomed-in gestures resonate at both four feet and hundreds of feet away. This has led to the view that his works are just big black-on-white gestures, akin to big details of a de Kooning.

California Dreaming at Paul Loya Gallery, Los Angeles

Annabel Osberg | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

"California Dreaming" at Paul Loya Gallery, is as refreshing as its title and the swimming pool pictured on its postcard seem to imply.

Your Definitive Guide To Understanding Those Pesky One-Color Paintings

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts

Your Definitive Guide To Understanding Monochrome Paintings

Starting Out: 9 Abstract Painters 1958 -1971

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

When I first walked into Starting Out: 9 Abstract Painters 1958-1971, I didn't immediately remember that the pristine space on Fifth Avenue was the site of an raucous opening I had attended decades ago for a 40th Anniversary Exhibition -- where Larry Rivers was present.

Kathleen Melian on the ImageBlog

Kathleen Melian | Posted 06.13.2014 | Arts
Kathleen Melian

Brimming With Excitement, 84” x 72”, Oil on Panel, 2014...

Your Definitive Guide To Reading A Piece Of Abstract Art And Getting It

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts

Abstract art can be a doozy. We'd be lying if we said we've never approached a daunting canvas buzzing with indiscernible colors, shapes and stripes a...

Exploring Concealment and Display Through Counter-Camouflage and Corporeal Collage

Annabel Osberg | Posted 07.23.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

Though their focus and techniques differ, both artists, Mike Parillo and Ashkan Honarvar, explore notions of concealment and display in pictures that straddle balefulness and beauty.

Jonmarc Edwards: The Language of Abstraction

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 07.23.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

There is a Japanese concept called ma which refers both to the value of negative space in constructing an architecture, image or object, as well as to the deliberate pauses in speech which emphasize aspects of the language.

For Warren Rosser, the space between Is Easily Maneuvered

Blair Schulman | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Blair Schulman

While some works invite you to step up and take a closer look, the thrill of the space between, Warren Rosser's current exhibition at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art in Kansas City, is standing back and allowing the eye to absorb it in full.

Elements: Andy Moses, Ned Evans and Stephen Robert Johns

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Recasting nature as a manmade construct, by interrupting the naturalism of these artificial images, these works remind viewers that seeing is an active undertaking.

Simon McWilliams: Abstract Armature

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 02.15.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

McWilliams is looking at ordinary cement, rebar, polyurethane and debris, but he's using paint and saturated color to understand it.

Suzan Woodruff: Making the World

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

How can Woodruff have ancestors like those and yet make such lyrical, sumptuous, aggressively beautiful work? The answer lies just beneath those iridescent, mesmerizing surfaces.

Anca Dumitru: The Art of Reinvention

Anca Dumitru | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Anca Dumitru

Four years ago, I lost my job. I was sad, angry and unsure about what I wanted to do next. I knew, though, that I didn't want to go back into the corporate world, where the chances of another layoff down the line would have been pretty high. Yet, I was confused.

The Machine and The Ghost: Interview with John J O'Connor

Ridley Howard | Posted 10.25.2013 | Arts
Ridley Howard

John has shown extensively in the US and abroad, and is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum, MOMA, and the New Museum, NY. He is currently included in Classless Society at the Tang Museum.

Jesus in Jewish Art: The Missing Pieces

Bernard Starr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Bernard Starr

Artworks commonly Christianized Jesus, his family and close followers while omitting their Jewish identities. This phenomenon contributed significantly to the historic rift between Christianity and Judaism by picturing Jesus and Jews as separate.

Alchemy and Star Stuff: The Work of Adam Lovitz

Julia Clift | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Julia Clift

According to Lovitz himself, the interconnectedness of all things in the universe, and the notion that we are all made of cosmic dust, inspire much of his creative activity.