MY 12 REASONS WHY WE LOVE PAINTING ABSTRACTS: ART BLOG BY MIABO ENYADIKE


First, the meaning of Abstract Art?... well the definition is relative, I will answer for myself as an Artist, who loves to work in abstracts. For me, it simply applies to Artworks, that use colors, shapes, objects, people or physical demonstration, to convey a narrative about people, places or things.  


                                 Nature's 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!



Red burst Abstract, Art Mixed Media by Miabo Enyadike.

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 . 


1. THE AUDACITY OF THE ARTIST:
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.

Chaos' freshwater Reefs, Abstract Art by Miabo Enyadike

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.

2.THE FRESHNESS:
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.

3.THE APPEAL:

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

               Face 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.

4.THE MYSTERY:

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 breathtaking, 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 meet......love that feeling.

5.INTRIGUE:

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 is powerful and intriguing, to say the least just..... love that. 
More power to the Artist.

6.QUESTIONS:
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 to see things, the other way round from a different narrative.

7.THE THOUGHT PROCESS:

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 when we are opportuned, to ask the Artist, the answer is simple, that is the their own perspective about an issue.


            Spitting Sun: Ink on paperboard: Abstract Art: Miabo Enyadike

 That is, just the way they see things and are brave enough, to 'Show and Tell'. For me, I always say, "Art is the way I see it" from within, regardless of how it looks in front of me.

8.MESSAGE:

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.

9.Freedom

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 artwork.

10:THE CRITIQUES:

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?

11.AUDIENCE:

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 messages, if any to places that creates opportunities, for our abstract creativity to continue......love them.

12: THE ARTISTS
Last, but not the least, are all the Artist, who have dedicated their lives and talent telling, through their Art, telling this world and the people in it, 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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