In yesterday's post I invented a new phrase: "Referential Representation." Perhaps this is inaccurate; I am having second thoughts concerning its accuracy. A better phrase may be Abstract Representation. My work is abstract. My Art can be comprehended as non-representative. It can be seen as abstract because it is abstracted from my reality. My Art represents my intellectual and emotional reality.
The drawing I show today is based upon emotionally representative images; these images float in my psyche and memory. All my recent Art are transformed feelings and thoughts; internalized images transformed into representation, This is my mediative practice of Art-Making. My Art-Making is Abstract Representation, also Referential Representation. My Art does not represent walk-around, visual reality, but feelings and visual memories.
Art covered by the umbrella that is called "Abstract Art" is a sliding scale of images. Total Abstraction bears no trace of any reference to anything recognizable. Partial Abstraction takes liberties, altering color and form in ways that are conspicuous. My Art is neither Total Abstraction or Partial Abstraction. My phrase, Abstract Representation, refers to images we all have seen and know. Does the phrase "Referential Representation" work as well? I have to mull on this.
Abstract Art (from Wikipedia)
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