Thinking in Abstraction
There are several different meanings to the phrase "Thinking in Abstraction" or "Abstract Thinking" depending on the subject matter. In reference to art, I approach it as a creative, cognitive process by which I eliminate the unnecessary, simplify my thoughts in order to achieve a basis for the concept I have in mind. Also approaching the idea as coming from an adjacent perspective, and not the obvious. Sometimes the concepts are intangible, so you would think, how do you depict that? Through movement with paint. Just like a ballerina would need to convey something intangible through dance; movement is the binding force.
Since I needed to take a break from a more detailed painting I was working on last week, part of an architectural series I'm developing, I decided to create this piece. It felt great not having boundaries and plenty of movement in the creation process. This acrylic painting is called "Pretty in Patina" and is now available in my shop under the Organic Collection.
- Jesy Acosta | Contempo Atelier