approaches to abstraction

This collection of abstract paintings represents a diverse approach to what could be misconstrued as an easy brief: design and paint an abstract painting on a shaped panel.

 

Through the study of Paul Reed, colour symbolism and formal design elements such as line, shape, composition, unity, harmony, repetition and texture, students have responded to this brief with paint on board. Students have drawn upon organic and geometric forms to guide both their painted composition as well as the painted surface itself.

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Abstraction_2
Abstraction_4
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Abstraction_9
Abstraction_3
ApproachestoAbstraction_-8
Abstraction_12
Abstraction_1
Abstraction_6
Abstraction_7
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Abstraction_5
Abstraction_8
Abstraction_10
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ApproachestoAbstraction_-23
Abstraction_11
ApproachestoAbstraction_-11
ApproachestoAbstraction_-9
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Abstraction_18
Abstraction_13
Abstraction_15
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ApproachestoAbstraction_-5
ApproachestoAbstraction_-4
ApproachestoAbstraction_-3