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August 31, 2015
Blog 20

ABSTRACT ART: WHAT IS IT?

Ross Alexander

I have always been fascinated by the way that light illuminates structure, and with colour, which has always massively influenced my art. From early on it became important to me not to represent things in a realistic manner, but to scrutinise texture and surface to uncover new realms and images within them. It is these beginnings that I think have influenced to a degree my whole artistic ouvre, where hopefully my abstract imagery and other projects trigger meaning within the viewer as they become capsules of meaning for them.

The roots of my art lie in abstract art; in particular painting, process driven excursions into light texture and colour, that are influenced largely by American and European abstract painting and its surrounding dialogues. For me Art is all about the process, a continuing engagement with which always eeks out paradigmatic shifts in both context and execution of the work. These changes and evolutions have been in more recent times extended through the use of the computer, to embrace hybrid, photographic and animated principles to extend the formal language of abstract painting, digital art tools becoming an integral part of my process.

My experiments with digital art started seriously 4 years ago, and were not me turning my back on painting, but more a discovery of why I had been drawn to the sort of painting that influenced me, and how it could be responded to in a fresh way using digital technology that "simuluated" painterly language. This took the form of manipulated drawings, experimental photography, print and culmintaed in my "pools" series, of which "Intermezzo" was the main manifestation. I enjoyed the fact that digital work allowed me to enjoy process, colour and form in ways that were completely new to me, but still satisfied the language that I had enjoyed in paint. My digital work will continue to enrich my painting and vice versa. This research was fuelled by my interest in experimental cinema and expanded cinema, net art and installation art.

More recently my work in graphic software has illuminated the broad pallette of graphic and animation tools that continue to extend the language of painting and sculpture, and their ability to contribute to my workflow as an artist. I am a firm believer in the fact that the execution of digital work is every bit as hard fought as with traditional media, and that new technologies should always be used and scutinised as they have been with centuries of painters. I hope that you enjoy my work.

Behind the Eye

Cascades

Kraft

Luxor

Rock Candy Mountains

Siena

Ross Alexander's website

VISUAL QUOTES

An Artist Cannot Fail

To Imagine is Everything
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Can Do

Quote by Nelson Mandela

Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Quote by Henry Matisse

MUSEUMS, COMMUNITIES, GALLERIES

Digital Art Gallery Online
Digital gallery of best pictures and photos from portfolios of digital artists.

Digital Art Served
Top work in categories such as computer graphics, matte painting, digital painting and photo manipulation.

Soho Arthouse (Soho Gallery For Digital Art)
Event space, gallery, tech, film screening room, product launches, pop-up, fashion week, charity art shows in NYC.

DAM - Digital Art Museum
Museum and gallery

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art is a contemporary gallery in downtown LA dedicated to the propagation of all forms of digital art, new media, digital video.

DeviantART
Community of artists and those devoted to art. Digital art, skin art, themes, wallpaper art, traditional art, photography, poetry / prose. Art prints.

Renderosity
Almost entirely 3D rendered art from such programs as 3DS Max, Maya, Lightwave and others.

Museum of Computer Art
Nonprofit US educational corporation chartered by the NYS Department of Education.

Digital Art Online
Online digital art exhibition space. Includes thematic exhibitions.

Museum of Digital Fine Arts
Spotlighting the most brilliant new artists of the modern age.

Digital Arts: California
Showcase of digital art both physical (in gallery) and virtual (online).

ART BY MARGARITA FISHBEYN

Illustration Art: Abstract

"From the very beginning of her career Margarita Fishbeyn showed signs of highly independent thinking. She has a passion for Kandinsky and Malevich as well as for Chagall. Margarita graduated from Toronto school of Arts, specializing in Multimedia Design.

"She holds a Master's Degree and PhD from Columbus University. She has been honored by the Society of Contemporary Art.

"Margarita draws directly into the computer, using an illustration program, similar to drawing and painting using traditional materials. She is a dynamic creator, who works in the different styles: Modern, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Cubism, Abstract Constructivism. She is a good teacher with a modern view prepared to respond to the pressures of modernity, for new forms and for a new visual language. Her intense, astute perceptions get to the very core of things, and her artworks are vibrant, colorful and prolific."

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Art by Erino Chericoni

Erino Chericoni is an Italian painter who uses the computer as canvas. He is 72 years old
and says his life has been absorbed by work, but that now he is free to express his sentiments.
"I think the painting must express our sentiments and not to be a fine thing to hang.
I love the beauties of nature, good feelings. Love is the prime mover."
His art seems partly characterized by Primitivism. It is entirely transparent.
What you see is what you get. There is charm to his innocence.

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Riomaggiore

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