Abstract art has a purpose for both the artists and the viewer. Many people collect abstract art to decorate their surroundings. Abstract art can be found in home and businesses across the world. It conveys meaning.
For corporate collectors they choose their abstract art to tell a story about them. They want their art to tell their clients who they are and what they stand for.
Corporate clients also use abstract art to influence their employees and the way they feel about the organisation and their work.
Abstract art often does not depict anything in the natural world and sometimes it does. Abstract art can simply be a visual expression of language or emotion using colour and form. However this is not true of all abstract art.
The word “abstract” means a departure from reality, but this departure can sometimes be only a slight one. This allows for partially abstract landscapes, figures, seascapes, etc. to be classed as abstract art.
The beauty of abstract art is that anyone can take what they see and interpret it however they wish. This can be said of any artwork but with abstract the imagination has the freedom to wander and draw its own conclusions. Ten different people could look at my artwork and see ten different things.
No two people will have the same experience. Abstract art gives you the freedom to explore the artwork and assign your own meaning to the piece. This intensely personal process enriches a viewer’s experience of an artwork.