Saturday, November 26, 2016

BEAUTY: Painting--Jason Craighead

Making any art is not easy, but over the years I have come to suspect that making good abstract art might be even more difficult. Unencumbered by narrative or figurative subject matter, abstract art depends completely upon structure, color, texture, placement, and material. And abstract art might look improvised, but successful abstract pieces like those below by Jason Craighead represent a skill level and approach that requires years of thought and practice. The gestures appear free but they are not random or haphazard. They are made by a highly skilled artist.

Top to bottom: Apparition (Ghost-Self); Bending Time; Dream Language; Hard To See; Heart of The River; Journey Agent; Open Channel; The Need

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