As humans we create nothing of our own, but only partake in the great creative process as conduits. And so the creative position of the artist is a humbling one. The artist is basically a channel. This can’t be any longer obvious than in the abstract expressionist artist.
As you almost certainly know, abstraction indicates a departure from reality. The necessity to produce and be an integral part of something other compared to “real world” is an all-natural desire especially in bad times. In Europe prior to the 19th century abstract art wasn’t even considered art. And it wasn’t until World War II that the Americans considered the theory or simply just found a requirement for this type of expression. Jackson Pollock was at the helm with this new direction later called abstract art expressionism.
While caught in the moment, an abstract artist is quite often unaware of just exactly what he or she is creating. Exploration, uncertainties oversized canvas paintings online, and emotions all play out on the canvas. Pollock once said, “My approach to painting is an all-natural growth out of a need. I do want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them.” So for the expressionist, the visual outcome is very important, but so too is the entire action of painting. The action is like therapy for some – a way to channel feelings that need to be expressed for whatever the reason.
People question whether abstract art is in fact fine art. It’s hard for some to have after dark sometimes carefree appearance and non traditional types of applied paint and foreign matter. But at the same time there is a massive following. Possibly the intrigue arises from a straightforward truth – that abstract art is a very raw and unique visual language, appealing both in its form and substance that it came.
Jaison Cianelli is a modern artist who understands and embraces abstract expressionism into his painting style. He enjoys sharing thoughts and visual expression to brighten the hearts of people. He is represented by the Artists’Haven Gallery in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. You are able to view his abstract art online.