As humans we create nothing of our own, but only partake in the fantastic creative process as conduits. So the creative position of the artist is really a humbling one. The artist is actually a channel. This can’t be anymore obvious than in the abstract expressionist artist.
As you almost certainly know, abstraction indicates a departure from reality. The requirement to produce and be part of something other compared to the “real-world” is an all natural desire especially in bad times. In Europe prior to the 19th century abstract art wasn’t even considered art. And it wasn’t until World War II that the Americans considered the theory or simply just found an importance of this kind of expression. Jackson Pollock was at the helm of the new direction later called abstract art expressionism.
While caught in the minute, an abstract artist is quite often unacquainted with just just what he or she is creating. Exploration, uncertainties large abstract paintings online, and emotions all play out on the canvas. Pollock once said, “My approach to painting is an all natural growth out of a need. I do want to express my feelings as opposed to illustrate them.” So for the expressionist, the visual outcome is essential, but so too is the whole action of painting. The action is similar to therapy for many – an effective way to channel feelings that need to be expressed for regardless of the reason.
People question whether abstract art is really fine art. It’s hard for many to get past the sometimes carefree appearance and non traditional methods of applied paint and foreign matter. But at once there is a massive following. Probably the intrigue comes from a straightforward truth – that abstract art is really a very raw and unique visual language, appealing both in its form and substance where it came.
Jaison Cianelli is a contemporary artist who understands and embraces abstract expressionism into his painting style. He enjoys sharing thoughts and visual expression to brighten the hearts of people. He is represented by the Artists’Haven Gallery in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. You can view his abstract art online.