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Minimal Art

Minimal Art

Minimal Art is a style of abstract painting and sculpture defined by simplification of color and form. The minimalist point of view was that the personal expression is minimal and that the artwork should only refer to itself.

The movement developed in the United States in the early 1960s, as a reaction to Abstract Expressionism, and their ideas that the art should reflect the personal expression of its creator. In the beginning Minimal Art was precise and hard-edged, with simple geometric forms, solid colors, and repetitive paterns. For the contemporary artists the focus shifts from the purity of idea, to how it is conveyed.

Here is a selection of my favorite contemporary minimal abstract artworks, from the poetic Kyong Lee, whose work is responding to her emotional experiences within her physical surroundings; to Pierre Muckensturm, who visually expresses a sense of harmony with time, among others. While Paul Snell’s photographic works combine traditional and digital techniques to explore the possibilities of abstraction and minimalism, Holly Miller’s work conveys many dichotomies: warm and cool, absence and presence, masculine and feminine, bold and subtle, perfection and imperfection.

Paul Snell – Hover # 201909. Chromogenic Print face-mounted 3mm matt plexiglas. 80 x 80 cm. Free worldwide delivery on ideelart.com

 

Anya Spielman –  Border. Oil on canvas. 50.8 x 50.8 cm. Free worldwide delivery on ideelart.com

 

Holly Miller – Rise 3. Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas. 91.5 x 91.5 cm. Free worldwide delivery on ideelart.com

 

Joanne Freeman – Covers 18 – Red B. Gouache on handmade Khadi paper. 45.7 x 45.7 cm. Free worldwide delivery on ideelart.com

 

Pierre Auville –  Z. Pigmented cement on foam panel. 100 x 100 x 7 cm. Free worldwide delivery on ideelart.com

 

Jaanika Peerna – Maelstrom Series 77. Pigment pencil on Mylar. 91.5 x 91.5 cm. Free worldwide delivery on ideelart.com

 

Ulla Pedersen – Cut-Up Canvas I.5. Acrylic on canvas. 60 x 60 cm. Free worldwide delivery on ideelart.com

 

Daniel Göttin – 2003 Untitled 3. Acrylic on cotton fabric on MDF. 40 x 36 cm. Free worldwide delivery on ideelart.com

 

Richard Caldicott – Untitled 153, 2000. C print. 61 x 50.8 cm. Free worldwide delivery on ideelart.com

 

Arvid Boecker – #1276. Oil on canvas. 50 x 40 x 5.5 cm. Free worldwide delivery on ideelart.com

 

Matthew Langley – Opened Expanse. Oil on canvas. 101.6 x 76.2 cm. Free worldwide delivery on ideelart.com

 

Debra Ramsay – Big Lotus 4. Acrylic on acrylic panel (plexi). 71.1 x 48.3 x 0.6 cm. Free worldwide delivery on ideelart.com

 

Kyong Lee – Prayed for 02. Acrylic on canvas. 90.9 x 72.7 cm. Free worldwide delivery on ideelart.com

 

Xanda Mccagg – Adjacent 5. Pencil and paint stick on paper. 50.8 x 40.6 cm. Free worldwide delivery on ideelart.com

 

Pierre Muckensturm – 17p23091. Acrylic on canvas. 222.5 x 183 cm. Free worldwide delivery on ideelart.com

 

Stephen Maine – P19-0616. Acrylic on canvas. 76 x 61 cm. Free worldwide delivery on ideelart.com

 

Tilman – Untitled (131.13). Crayon on vellum. 35.5 x 28 cm. Free worldwide delivery on ideelart.com

 

Tom Mcglynn – Test Pattern 4 (Grey Study). Ink, gouache and acrylic on Fabriano paper. 55.8 x 83.8 cm. Free worldwide delivery on ideelart.com

 

Brent Hallard – Gong (Red, Blue). Acrylic on honeycomb aluminum. 52 x 61 cm. Free worldwide delivery on ideelart.com

 

Macyn Bolt – High Frequency/Slow Shift. 213.5 x 457.5 cm. Free worldwide delivery on ideelart.com

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