Abstract Realism

Making Friends at the Fountain 20" x 20", Oil on Canvas

Making Friends at the Fountain
20″ x 20″, Oil on Canvas

When Abstract Expressionism dawned in the late 1960s and early 1970s, some of its leaders—Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline and Willem DeKooning—came on the scene showcasing the abstract beauty of paint itself without the dilution of a recognizable image.

Contrary to that school Visual ideas are at the core of Abstract Realism. The subject matter isn’t necessarily the reason for the painting as in Traditional Realism; but rather the subject matter becomes a vehicle is telling the story with Abstract Realism.  It invites the viewer to join in forming the story

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