Abstract Art

Christopher Martin in Studio - Photographed by Tara Marolda

Christopher Martin

Christopher H. Martin’s large-scale abstract paintings are painted directly onto the verso of acrylic surfaces. Each painting is executed in reverse order, from foreground to background. The technique, historically known as “Verre Églomisé”, traces back to the 14th century; but Martin’s development of this technique is indeed novel. He layers...

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Audrey Barcio - portrait

Audrey Barcio

Audrey Barcio is an American abstract artist whose recent paintings examine where the heritage of Modernism intersects with the tools of the Virtual Industrial Age. Barcio earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Herron School of Art and Design in 2007. She...

Paul Snell - portrait

Paul Snell

Paul Snell combines traditional and digital techniques to explore the possibilities of abstraction and minimalism in contemporary photo-media. Snell earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Tasmania in 1989, his BFA (Honors) from the University...

Clay Johnson - portrait

Clay Johnson

Clay Johnson is an American abstract painter whose reductivist compositions explore the relationships between color, form, and texture. Johnson earned his B.A. in studio art and art history from Duke University in 1985. Afterwards, he worked as studio manager...

Kai Chen portrait

KaiChen

Each color and every mark indicates both emotion and queer feelings. It is through action that my consciousness becomes archived. Sensation transforms into cognition, cognition becomes an impetus to enjoin what was and what will be. —Kai Chen The...

Arvid Boecker - portrait

Arvid Boecker

Arvid Boecker is a German abstract painter whose work mobilizes the tensions and harmonies that exist between color relationships, textures, and the processes of time. Boecker studied art history at the University of Trier from 1987-89, and studied at the...

Helmut Krackie - portrait

Helmut Krackie

Helmut Krackie paints with tape as a vehicle that allows him to express himself with color and movement. This is where the character of the painting is created revealing intertwining, unwinding textural layers underneath. Helmut alternates painted acrylic...

Artlap - portrait

ArtLap

It is an inexplicable gift to complement one another in life and art – we think this could be a perfect motto for us. ArtLap is a project of two: Yulia and Dmitry Lapatin. Originally from Russia, the couple met in Thailand where they now live and create....

Nelio - Mexico, 2017

Nelio

Continuously spurred by a steadfast desire for creative growth and media experimentation, Nelio is regularly counted amongst the finest French multidisciplinary artists working today. He is also viewed as one of his nation’s brightest young stars of...

Brenda Zappitell - in her studio

Brenda Zappitell

Brenda Zappitell is an American abstract painter known for her colorful, gestural action paintings. Inspired by the methods of Abstract Expressionism, Zappitell employs a mixture of memory and intuition to create her compositions. Zappitell came to her art...

Paul Pagk - installation view

Paul Pagk

New York-based artist Paul Pagk is an abstract painter dedicated to exploring the limits of traditional notions concerning grace, proportion and compositional balance. By observing his work, Pagk wants us to grasp his thought process, to be aware of how his...

Theo Lopez - portrait

Theo Lopez

Theo Lopez has invested very early in an artistic approach. In 2008, his meeting with the 9ème Concept artist collective encouraged him to take a decisive pictorial turn. Surrounded by established artists and driven by a growing curiosity through his...

Claude Tetot with one of his artworks

Claude Tetot

Claude Tétot is a French abstract artist whose work expresses harmony in disharmony by exploring the enigmatic unity that can exist between seemingly disparate elements, such as graphic patterns and gestural markings. Tétot was born in 1960 in Angoulême, a...

Ed Moses portrait - photo credit LA Times

Ed Moses

Ed Moses, an eminent American abstract painter was one of the central figures in the Los Angeles circle of artists for more than fifty years. His exhibitions at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles were among the key events at West Coast art scene from 1957 to...

Phil Akashi artist portrait

Phil Akashi

Born in 1978 in Brussels, Phil Akashi is a multi-award winning artist based in Brussels, Hong Kong and La Garde-Freinet, France. Phil Akashi carved out a unique visual language using the aesthetics of Asian languages with a cross-cultural and conceptual...

Gudrun Mertes-Frady - portrait

Gudrun Mertes-Frady

Gudrun Mertes-Frady is a New York-based abstract artist whose work blends geometric structure with intuitive, painterly explorations of color and line. Mertes-Frady was born in Cologne, Germany. She studied painting and art history at the Cologne Academy of...

Jill Moser - portrait

Jill Moser

Jill Moser is an American abstract artist whose work explores the intersection of “painting, writing and the animated image.” Moser earned her B.A. from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1978, and her M.F.A. from Hunter College, New York, in...

Janise Yntema portrait

Janise Yntema

Janise Yntema is an American abstract painter who works with the ancient technique of encaustic wax, a combination of beeswax, resin, and pigments in which heat serves as the active solvent. After studying at the Art Students League in New York, Yntema earned...

Macha Poynder - portait

Macha Poynder

Macha Poynder is a Russian-born, Paris-based artist whose multi-disciplinary oeuvre is inspired by the philosophies and aesthetic principles of Abstract Expressionism. Poynder moved permanently from Moscow to Paris in 1982. In 1983, she studied at the...

Kim Uchiyama portrait

Kim Uchiyama

Kim Uchiyama is an American abstract artist whose works use color to create light and form which activate the metaphysical potential of pictorial space. Uchiyama studied art and literature at Drake University in Des Moines, IA and pre-Renaissance art history...