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Abstract Art

Your Definitive Guide To Understanding Those Pesky One-Color Paintings

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.24.2014 | Arts

This summer the Tate Modern is showing the UK's first ever retrospective of radical Russian artist Kazimir Malevich. If you know the name, you're most...

Starting Out: 9 Abstract Painters 1958 -1971

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.26.2014 | 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.

Art Is Not a Vector It Is a Field: Looking at Jesse Soodalter's Abstract Sculpture

Daniel Maidman | Posted 11.18.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

You could say I got my interpretation wrong; but this is not the best way to put it. Soodalter, after all, liked my version. She liked her version too, and her version contradicts my version, but she herself didn't reject my version. What does this mean?

We Wish More Maps Looked Like This

Posted 08.01.2013 | Arts

Toronto-based artist Jazzberry Blue created this series of abstract maps portraying the world's most famous cities: Los Angeles, London, Milan, and mo...

How Women Paved The Way For Abstraction

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts

Eighty eight years ago, the work of six legendary abstract artists -- Pablo Picasso, Fernand Leger and Juan Gris, with Auguste Herbin, Raoul Dufy, and...

Hans Richter: The Future Is Now (at LACMA)

Tom Teicholz | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

The exhibition "Hans Richter: Encounters" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is a curator's dream: retrospective of a somewhat obscure, multiplatform artist, who is equally adept (and revolutionary) in painting and film.

Ditta Baron Hoeber: Proximity

Daniel Gerwin | Posted 08.10.2013 | Arts
Daniel Gerwin

Never have I seen a cellphone camera used more seductively. Ditta Baron Hoeber exploits the inherent limitations of her cellphone lens to achieve tremulous images of a world within arm's reach.

Luis Roldán: Mechanical Ventilation. Interactions with Willys de Castro.

Monica Gutierrez | Posted 05.29.2013 | Arts
Monica Gutierrez

In medicine, "mechanical ventilation" is a method to assist or replace spontaneous breathing. In New York City, right now, is the concept behind an intensively provocative solo show by Colombian artist Luis Roldán, currently going on at Henrique Faría Fine Art.

Todd Williamson Brings "Unpolarized Light" to George Billis Gallery

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 07.15.2013 | Arts
Nicholas Marlin

Unpolarized light emitted by the sun, by a lamp, or by a candle flame creates light waves that vibrate in more than one plane in a variety of directions. It is a fitting name for Todd Williamson's current show.

On Painting and Rome: Interview With Jackie Saccoccio

Ridley Howard | Posted 07.03.2013 | Arts
Ridley Howard

Jackie Saccoccio was born in Providence, RI, and received her MFA from The Art Institute of Chicago in 1988. She is currently living and working at the American Academy in Rome, along with her husband and current Fellow Carl D'Alvia.

Bridging the Divide: Lauren Gidwitz

Julia Clift | Posted 06.26.2013 | Arts
Julia Clift

In my experience, the polarization of painting in today's art world encourages painters to narrow their expressive range to one pre-fabricated set of boundaries or the other. Artists like Lauren Gidwitz present a more progressive perspective that includes all of painting on a single spectrum.

New Paintings at Sideshow Gallery

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 06.18.2013 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

Sideshow Gallery's current exhibition, Dana Gordon + John Mendelsohn: New Paintings, features the art of two established non-objective artists who operate well within the vagaries of abstraction.

Please Be Clean When You Do It: Interview With Jim Lee

Ridley Howard | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts
Ridley Howard

I like the term intervention when referring to my painting process. I just try to react off of things...marks on the painted surface, purposely warping a stretcher bar, cutting something then putting it back together. I want to create a scenario in which I have to fix something.