“Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes.” – Arshile Gorky
Abstraction is the purest form of artistic expression. It liberates an artist from real-life subject constraints and allows the imagination to run wild. In simple terms, abstraction is the distancing of an idea from an object referent. It empowers the creator to give shape to a mental vision and leaves the understanding to the viewer’s interpretation. Abstraction personalizes the painting according to each viewer’s individual perception and fills it with multiple meaning. Abstract painting exists along a continuum and gives you the power to see meaning in a chaotic world.