Abstract art has long polarised viewers – as it often raises more questions than it answers. It does not attempt to portray reality, nor will it explicitly tell you what it is. It can intimidate, as one does not know for sure one understands. It relies on the perceptions of both the artist and the viewer. The eye and the mind complete the loop of understanding of the work, based on one’s own perceptions and experiences.
By its nature, Abstract art is highly gestural, and imbued with energy – using flourishes, shapes, colour, and marks to achieve its effect – often a feeling, an emotion, or a mood.
‘Appetite for Abstraction‘ explores the work of 2 artists who do this especially well.