Abstract by Carl Pappe

The Emotional Language of Abstract Art: Why You Don't Need a Degree to Appreciate It

Abstract art has a unique ability to tap into our emotions and transcend the boundaries of formal education. As Kandinsky eloquently expressed, art can transport us to unknown worlds and evoke profound emotional responses. Abstract art has a captivating power and can transform your living spaces. As Galerie Sommerlath's curator, I select abstract artworks that resonate with emotions to bring a unique feeling to your household.

The Emotional Journey of Abstract Art:

Abstract artworks challenge the notion of concrete reality, leaving interpretation open to the viewer. Engaging with abstract art can be a transformative experience, allowing us to perceive beyond the constraints of our mental filters. It unlocks a world of emotions and narratives within us, as colors and forms animate each component with their transient power.

The Accessibility of Abstract Art:

One of the remarkable aspects of abstract art is its ability to captivate anyone, regardless of their level of art knowledge. It transcends the need for a formal education in art studies and speaks directly to the heart and gut. Abstract art encourages us to explore the unseen, delve into metaphysical realms, and contemplate the profound mysteries of humanity. Its value lies not solely in beauty but in its capacity to ignite a detonation in the depths of our souls, forging a genuine emotional connection. The next watercolor by L.Pinsky features a chaotic spread of colour. The sense of vivacity and life force are intentionally designed to elicit a visceral response from the viewer, drawing them into the artwork and connecting them with the emotions it evokes. This painting creates a sense of movement and energy and prioritises emotion over analytical understanding.

    Black and Red Oil Abstract on Canvas Signed L. Pinsky

    Enhancing Your Living Space with Abstract Art:

    I understand the transformative impact abstract art can have on your living space. By using abstract art, you can create a powerful visual impact and tap into the creative and imaginative capacities of your brain. When renovation isn't possible in some spaces, adding an abstract art pieces can highlight in a new way your environment.

    Why Choose Abstract Art:

    Critics often raise concerns about the non-representational nature of abstract art. But abstract art challenges viewers to find their own meaning and interpretations, stimulating higher-level areas of the brain responsible for creativity and imagination. It allows you to exercise your imagination and connect with the artist's intentions on a deeper level.

    Blend in or Break out:

    When incorporating abstract art into your interior design, you have two approaches: transformation or conformity. If you want to redefine an entire space, choose transformative artwork and design the room around it. On the other hand, if you have an existing design style, select artwork that can conform to the colors and patterns already present, creating a cohesive look. This painting by James Grant fits perfectly in this living room for example.



    "Black with Ochre" Abstract Oil on Canvas by James Grant

    Defined Focus and Balance:

    Abstract art serves as an ideal focal point in a room, drawing the eye and adding richness and elegance. Complementary pieces of abstract art can create balance and symmetry, while an oversized single piece adds drama and delineates a space like paintings by Alex Lutz.

    Blue and Gold Abstract Oil by Lutz

    Blue and Gold Abstract Oil by Lutz


    Building Geometric "Blocks" of Color or Embrace Fluid Abstracts:

    Abstract art often incorporates dominant or contrasting colors, allowing you to create a color-blocking effect in any room. This technique injects personality and depth without overwhelming the space, providing a unique visual appeal. Abstract art can be geometric such as the work of Dave Fox or F. Hartman, or more fluid such as the work of the Armenian painter Vahan Yervandyan , Bert Miripolsky or Edgar Kiechle.

    "Vibrant" Blue Horizontal Geometric Abstract in Gold Frame by Dave Fox

    "Passion" Red, Black and White Oil Painting by Vahan Yervandyan


    "Passion" Red, Black and White Oil Painting by Vahan Yervandyan



    Yellow and Black Abstract Composition Oil on Panel by Edgar Kiechle

    There are also figurative abstractions, which represents thing like emotions, sounds or experiences, these are big simplifications of reality.

     My top 3 advices to help you appreciate Abstract Art are the followings.

    • A good piece of work would be able to hold viewers attention and give an emotional response.
    • Ask yourself what are the elements, colours, and textures of the painting?
    • What emotions does the painting evoke me? Is the title of the painting influencing me?

    Abstract art possesses a remarkable emotional language that transcends the need for a formal art degree. It invites us to explore unseen realms, challenge our cognitive filters, and connect with our deepest emotions.

    Abstract Artists whose works Galerie Sommerlath offers:

    • Jack Brusca
    • Gerald Campbell
    • Bert Miripolsky
    • Isis Lully
    • Vahan Yervandyan
    • Lutz
    • Brian McKay
    • Paul Showalter
    • L. Pinsky
    • Cash
    • Carl Lewis Pappe
    • James Grant
    • Edgar Kiechle
    • Henri Laborde
    • Mitchell Wright
    • Amalia Schulthess
    • Louise Siekman
    • Mark Brennan
    • Barry Bleach
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