Abstract Art

What is abstract art?

Abstraction allows photographer and viewer to move beyond the constraints of object towards notions, transformations and revelations beyond our normal everyday experience.

Abstraction is achieved once the subject is no longer recognizable as a person, tree, rock or flower. The most artistic form of expression, abstraction allows the photographer to take the viewer into a world outside of their normal, everyday experience.


"The relationship between photography and abstraction is fascinating. Unlike other visual art forms which begin with a blank space or surface that has to be filled by the artist, photography begins with a world full of information. The conventional job of the photographer is to select and capture a small portion of reality in a relatively faithful manner. However, it could be argued that all art, including photography, is essentially abstract. Photographs are versions of reality." ....

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