Abstract Art Figures

Abstract Art Figures

Abstract art figures is commonly referred to as non-representational; in simple terms, not a picture of something in the normal objective way people normally see and define objects. This form of art can be a geometric statement, an expression of a feeling, or even the beauty of a curve. Impulsiveness and creativity are powerful forces that drive abstract art. Or, as the Artist Jackson Pollock put it; "It doesn't make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement."

Nevertheless, is abstract art often criticised by representational artists as unrealistic, when figurative art is itself an abstraction of reality? 

Digging into the subconscious and flattening of the picture plane are some great ideas which have been explored through imaginative visual art abstraction. The artwork can just be a painting which explores a particular shade of color, or captures the feeling of a shape. You can either explore an idea visually, or make an exploration that discovers an idea. To come up with various abstract art figures, see the gallery, you can follow the instructions below:

Make your painting station ready, and avail all the paints and brushes you’ll need to come up with your artwork. You can use some drop cloth in case you intend to splash or splatter paint.

Using a pencil, sketch out any figures, in case you plan to create a figurative abstract painting. Draw the key elements on a different sheet of paper so as to formulate the composition.

Create your painting in such a way that it makes it quite easy for the viewers to comprehend the work. Don’t add too much items initially because this could create a mixed up work of art. If you want to, draw up the figures realistically because you’ll deconstruct them later on. You can use some reference image in order to help you make the correct proportions. You should keep the emphasis close to the center and think about where it would lead the viewer’s eye.

Use the brushes and apply the paint to the drawing. Utilize striking colors that does not necessarily exist in real life. Make use of your intuition to make some action or even lines of sight within your painting. Your brush strokes’ flow and the colors used will be the major features in making your work an abstract art painting. Allow every layer to dry up before you add more layers. Continue adding more layers up until your painting looks complete.

Keep the major outlines in one piece and make use of the spaces within the paining to add to the abstraction in the work. To increase the excitement, I think this can be a relevant, but opposite quote by Picasso, that can sneak in here; "There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality."

Personally, I come up with a spontaneous abstract expressionism artwork. Organize your thoughts on a piece of paper or you can let yourself go the freestyle way. Think of juxtapositions and contradictions of colors and form. You can either splash the paint or make use of a spatula to help scrape thin layers of paints of different colors to express your ideas and thoughts. 

Trust in your instincts to lead you and maintain a sense of naturalness. Avoid any thoughtless impulsiveness by making good use of your intelligence. You can use a bit of logic, or a “method to one’s madness” approach, to prevent your painting from becoming a total mess. A couple of relevant questions may be; 1) How do you begin understanding abstract art? 2) Why is abstract art called abstract?  and 3) Where do you start with abstract art?

Continue analyzing your work irrespective of the abstract art style you wish to come up with. Add as many layers as you deem necessary to correctly create your abstract art figures. Make use of the freedom that is inherent in abstract art by being spontaneous and intuitive, and also be mindful of the idea that’s embedded in your painting’s fabric.

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