Abstract Art

At Okker Art Gallery we sell different abstract artworks. Bruce Riley is an artist whose work is mostly abstract.

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The term “abstract art” is frequently being used, but many could not answer the question: What is abstract art ?There are a number of definitions of abstract art. The real question is – is it really possible to have one, coherent abstract art definition that would include all complexities of this movement? But, we could say that abstract artists use a visual language of shape, formcolor, and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. To give abstract art a definition; Abstract art is art that avoids the correspondence between the work of art and visible reality. An abstract artist does not represent reality, but works in shapes, lines and colors. Or he tries to express his emotions with special materials.

Abstract art is a form of expression that began in the early 20th century as a reaction to the

The Great Depression of the 1920s and 1930s, the First World War, and the horrors of the Second World War. In these periods, the artists found it quite difficult to “realistically” represent all sufferings humans experienced during the wars and economic crisis. Because of that, they had a feeling that they had to discover a diverse range of new voices that communicated emotion, memory, inner strength, and spiritual beliefs. Abstract art can be defined as painting, sculpture, photography, design, or any art form that does not objectively nor accurately represent visual reality.

There are different movements within abstract art. There is expressionism, impressionism, cubism, fauvism, neoplasticism and abstract expressionism.


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