Fred Dove, Abstracts
My emphasis is juxtaposing elements of chaos and order on canvas in a manner that creates a dynamic tension between two polar opposites. I suppose the perfect “picture” would be one in which nothing could be added or subtracted without upsetting the balance.
I will continue to work for the perfect picture—in life and in
I often hear people say, “I just don’t get abstract art.” Well, the good news is there is nothing to get. The art is what it is and nothing else. The larger question is, “Do I likewhat I am seeing.” One does not need to understand what in a painting makes it “likeable”. Quite often the artist may be able to help a patron understand the elements of art that are present and give some insight into the reason the artist considers the painting an aesthetic statement.
"Everyone wants to understand art. Why not try to understand the song of a bird? …people who try to explain pictures are usually barking up the wrong tree."
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