Abstraction

Abstract art, to me, has always created very personal art. This is why so many people find it very difficult to appreciate it and therefore put it down. Many expressionist artists, however, have very good reasons for why they have drawn that line or that shape. And it cannot be easily expressed, though it is quite clear in their heads. So it is very difficult to bring a stranger into the thought process that led to a particularly abstract piece. A skin-deep appreciation can always be created but for many, it is quite an undertaking to look deeper and truly understand a piece. Having said that, art should be interpreted by each person individually. It may have meant something different to the artist, it may mean something different to a stranger. 

I have recently been working on some very abstract pieces, which are quite different from my 'normal' style.  

 

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I used 4 different techniques to create these pieces: layering and blending them together.  

 

 Application with tissue

Application with tissue

 Application with pallete knife  

Application with pallete knife  

 Application with card  

Application with card  

 Application with plastic scraper 

Application with plastic scraper 

I used acrylic paint with a glossy gel medium, to thicken it. It lead to some interesting textures which normal Acrylic would not have held. 

I really enjoyed doing these, interpret them as you wish.

Shivani