Juhi Bansal on Abstract Expressionism
Abstract Expressionism is a post World War II art movement in American Painting, developed in New York in the 1940’s. Also known as Painting of the Soul, Abstract expressionism guides us towards free and expressive painting. It teaches us how to work from within, drawing on our own feelings and artistic ability.
Technique, composition and style are the painting elements that abstract painters use to build up their work and to depict thoughts, feelings or emotions.
Abstract painters do not paint a defined recognizable idea or something from reality. We have to invent everything for ourselves, from the shape and composition to the color and texture. Our internal sources of feelings drive the spontaneous, intuitive painting process.
It emphasizes originality and individual style which are the unmistakable foundations of all true artistic expression.
Written by Juhi Bansal