When it comes to abstract artwork; painting in particular, you have a number of styles that artists the world over work with. Some art styles you may or may not have heard of include classicism, pointillism, avant-garde, pop art, surrealism and conceptual art.
Abstract or more specifically, abstract expressionism like those listed above is also a style used or applied by numerous artists the world and has been for a long time. Expressionism, generally speaking can be loosely defined as a form of art that gives weight to the artist’s personal perception and informed heavily by emotion. Abstract expressionism is the same except with no definitive form or shape.
The question is, when it comes to adding to the aesthetic of spaces, what is it that makes abstract art so versatile?
The Versatility of Abstract Art in Spatial Enhancement
Let us look at what we think about when considering a piece of art work to decorate a space. What exactly are we looking for? Some of the things your answer may include are; something that catches the eye, something that though powerful does not clash with the space around it and maybe something that does not look out of place. In most cases you probably also want to make your space more aesthetically appealing overall.
Now let us look at abstract art, occasionally comparing it to other forms with the intention of clarifying why it is suited to so many spaces.
Abstract is Powerful
Abstract expressionism is a powerful form of art. It is thought provoking, engaging, full of energy and often made with intense underlying feelings on the part of the artist. When it comes to wanting the art in your space to have impact, abstract by no means is a style that falls short.
Depending on the form of the work, colors used and intent behind it, a good piece of abstract work can really be the center piece of any room or interior space.
Abstract is Open Ended
Portraiture, digital pop art and other such forms are quite brilliant. Don’t get me wrong. This being said, these may sometimes be a little space specific depending on content. The fact that abstract lacks definitive form means you have a lot of flexibility in terms of where you can place it. Strangely enough, the work will probably not take away from the space but will be read in context to the same.
Being open ended to a viewer who was not privy to the artist’s process makes abstract art quite versatile by way of where you can place it.
Abstract Allows the Observer to Project
Being open ended, abstract work does not push or impose meaning; rather the meaning perceived is to a great degree dictated by the observer. This helps the work blend in with the space you put it in as there will never be a question about whether or not the work carries a message that fits the space in which it has been placed.
Whatever meaning or message is meant to be drawn from the work will be done so more from the frame of reference of the observer than anything else.
Abstract is Variable
Even if you speak strictly in terms of form and use of color abstract is extremely variable. It doesn’t matter what kind of color combination the space you’re looking to enhance follows or the kind of reoccurring shapes you may have incorporated in your interior design work. You can very easily find abstract work that perfectly complements your spatial aesthetic both by way of color as well as by way of form.
As you can see, abstract art for the reasons listed above is one of the most versatile styles of work making it near ideal to decorate any and all spaces. You just need to have a look at the different abstract oil paintings available for sale either at an art gallery or online and take your pick!