JAMES LUTZKO: Fields of Thought
By Dorota Kozinska
Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colour, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential.
– Wassily Kandinsky
Unlike figurative art, which has gone through a period of questioning as to its validity in contemporary visual expression, abstraction kept a steady, albeit fluctuating presence. Somewhat on the sidelines at the start of the 21st century, abstract art is making a spectacular resurgence, with a very different plastic message. As most contemporary art remains concerned with immediacy and expression, young abstract artists seem to delve into deeper cultural undercurrents, as well as profoundly personal reflection. As the world order changes, so does art, consciously but more often not, reflecting the global unrest.
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