First, the meaning of Abstract Art?... well the definition is relative, I will answer for myself as an Artist who loves to work in abstract, for me it simply applies to Art work that uses colors, shapes, objects, people or physical demonstration to convey a narrative about a person, place or thing.  
                                 Colors' Abstract Art, Ink on paperboard by Miabo Enyadike.
 It is created in a way that is not immediately understood but leaves the audience in awe and wonder,of what it is that can be explained or made out of this Art they are witnessing.

 Don't we all wonder? even experienced abstract Artist sometimes find it hard to understand the Abstract Art of another artist well, welcome to the club. 

This is why it is an abstract! meaning existing in thoughts and ideas devoid of any reality, in essence its all in the mind of the Artist!

So you the audience is left to 'understand Abstract Art'.
So lets try and figure out what exactly it is that tickles our fancy?  

After speaking to friends, Artist alike, Art enthusiasts and normal Art loving people like you and I, It was still a bit confusing.

 Anyway, I decided I love these '12 reasons' best and pardon me if you don't agree but these are some of the reasons . 

This is the creative ability of the Artist to portray an event, story, people, nature or life in a way that is unfamiliar to anyone except the artist.

It always leaves us questioning and baffled at the confidence in which the artists tries to convey their own narrative, without consideration of the audience just their own perspective.

Without permission or consultation but a one track mind of their idea and belief depicted in paint, canvas and objects for us to agree or disagree is so awesome indeed and I love that.

Come on! who doesn't love something new and spontaneous with a free spiritedness attached to it, in a way that is somewhat liberating......well I do.


Abstract Art is always a draw for the audience, they just want to be the ones to applaud and figure out in an intellectual way

               Faces unknown: Abstract Art:Ink on paperboard: Miabo Enyadike
 what the Artist was thinking and the reason, he came up with the idea in the first place. This must resonate with every Artist who has painted an Abstract work.


This is the aspect we love about Abstract Art, the mystery that surrounds the entire Art we are witnessing.
Deconstruct Rainbow:Abstract Art: Ink on paperboard: Miabo Enyadike
 Sometimes it is so breath taking that it leaves us in a state of 'euphoria' and in some kind of kindred spirit with an Artist we haven't even met and may never that feeling.


The way Abstract Art arouses and excites us is something to wonder, the idea that something so meaningless? can have such power over our senses, and people are willing to pay so much money to acquire another person perspective of life, is in itself powerful and intriguing to say the least just..... love that. 

More power to the Artist.

They say knowledge is power, sometimes if not often, Abstract Art educates the mind and draws us out of our comfort zone into
             Distorted Society: Ink on paperboard: Abstract Art: Miabo Enyadike
very conflicting ideals that make us ask real questions about life and try and see things the other way round from a different narrative.


We wonder what exactly the Artist was thinking when they decided to create either a shocking or totally confusing Art.

 Yeah, we all think that sometimes and we are opportune, to ask the Artist and the answer is simple, that is the their own perspective about an event, people or things.

            Spitting Sun: Ink on paperboard: Abstract Art: Miabo Enyadike
 That is just the way they see it and are brave enough to 'show and tell'. For me I always say 
"Art the way I see it" from within, regardless of how it looks in front of me.


What message?  some would ask of an Abstract painting, they don't see any message in it they would say! Until it is purchased for a $110 million. Then it has a message worth noting! 
As an Artist, what more can I say..... I love Abstract Art and that is my message.


The freedom it provides to create that which is your idea of something,

          Flowers in a vase: Abstract Art: Ink on paperboard: Miabo Enyadike.
 is worth every second spent creating an abstract work.


Wow, most dreaded and loved by the Artist. We just love to hate the critiques but trust me they do us a favor. 

Unconsciously they put our names out there  in their critiquing. 

They make us better ourselves and search for more meaning in our Art......just imagine the first impressionist exhibition in Paris without the outrage of the critiques, maybe we would not have known Picasso...... just saying?


Yes my favorite, the audience we need them period! they are witnesses to our creativity and supporters of our ideas on how life should look and feel. 
              Holiday on my mind: Mixed media Abstract Art:  Miabo Enyadike
They are our converts and followers who carry our message if any, to places that creates opportunities for our abstract creativity to them.

Last but not the least are all the Artist, who have dedicated their lives and talent telling this world and the people in it through their Art that life is simply not black and white, but a complicated 
narrative laced with colors,issues,diversity in creed and culture. 
That still draws from us all the same response and emotions, expecting us to form our own opinions, but still respect and appreciate our differences.

 It is easy to see all this in Abstract Art that is why we love Abstract Art...........ENJOY.



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