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The viewpoints in this Prelude entry are recaps, current evaluations & projected plans regarding the expansion of The Improvisational Art Catalog. The initial intent, creative thrust, & developmental evolution of the portfolio began as a crossover project from musical improvisation to Abstract and Non-Objective compositions. Subsequent published materials, now need further elaboration.
By calling this idiom “Improvisational Art", I had implied that the impetus to create such compositions stemmed from improvisational music i. e. Jazz. AND, that anyone could enhance their viewing experience of my compositions by 'also visually-improvising each piece’, through the conscious process of “abstracting” (gerund of the verb; to abstract). In this sense the word (abstracting) means sustained, selective attention: “attention to what is beyond obvious” (see Aristotle!)
Thus, ‘meaning-making’ (my term) for becoming conscious of abstracting is seen throughout everything that relates to Abstract and Non-Objective art -AND- will be fully elaborated in Adlib Viewpoints as "The Beholder's Share". Of course, ‘abstract’ also means conceptual, ideational, ambiguous …. not concrete! This confusion has plagued artists and viewers alike. When attached to the word “expressionism”, it does beg the question; what does the phrase ‘abstract expressionism’ really mean…… to the observer, in particular!?!? I sought to re-name the art I make AND to include in its new name the Expressional/Experiential components that BOTH the artist and viewer would share emotionally! The premiss that Music is experienced and expressed simultaneously is well established. Experience and expression occur simultaneously while observing abstract compositions as well! This is the reason I refer to my inter-active, improvisational approach, as Abstract Experientialism. In fact, one simple, explorative, improvisational act of hand-rubbing white ink over pencil-shaded areas, led to experiencing anew, the entire original portfolio!!
One expressive experience, solidified the meanings of both Improvisational Art and Abstract Experientialism ! What I had referred to as ‘Black & White Counterpoint’ (or ‘Gray Scale’) now became the ‘Blues Scale’ Series. Further exploration & improvisation led to the ‘Deep Color Scale' Series and the ‘Pale Color Scale’ Series (see options tab). Another improvisational leap is evidenced in the ‘Line/Color/Ground’ Series! A varied, yet consistent, color palette is expressed throughout the array, and fertile, more open spaces, replace inconsistent elements within the creative intent of all previous compositions!
Consistent with the 'Improvisational Art' approach, the realization that by abstracting (extracting, if you will), small segments of any composition, certain areas might contain, therein, all the elements of a completed piece! It became crystal-clear that this is the case. Thus, the latest ‘Gleaned Image’ Series began to embrace Hologram Theory, in part. I say “in part” because understanding the entire theory is unnecessary to grasp the idea. For example, consider this statement: “The most interesting quality of a Hologram is that the whole represents the information & knowledge that is contained in each part, and that each part represents the information & knowledge contained in the whole”.
Now, capturing the "optical-abstract impact" AND "affect-intensity" of each composition within the ‘Line/Color/Ground’ Series became quite challenging. By 'creative discovery', areas of each completed composition, emerged as "visual quotes".
When "consciously abstracted", many small areas of larger pieces emerged-as complete-in-their-own-right, deserving of scrutiny for "aesthetic potency" as any fine-art 'detail' would! The resulting Gleaned-Image Series came about in this way.
ALL FUTURE COMPOSITIONS WILL DISPLAY A SERIES OF QUOTES Attempts to bring clarity to what may transpire between an abstract image and whomever observes it must remain 'indeterminate' until the image is fully felt/conceptualized/experienced. It is my purpose to awaken the 'abstracting-capacity' of any beholder. SEE: Adlib Viewpoints: "The Beholder's Share".
FOR YOUR INFORMATION: The Logo and Letterhead (above), ABorromei - Gallery/Store: Elegant Reproductions, fully represent myself as the artist and the gallery which stores images 0f my original works. It is an interactive cyber-store which includes viewing and customizing features, such as multiple available sizes and framing options. Also, gallery wraps, roll ups, etc... each image allows examination through enlargement as well as magnification ....images can also be visually projected onto mock-ups of various room settings. Wall-color paint charts offer unlimited background possibilities and incremental image-sizing. Moreover, a new tech-application, Augmented Reality makes it possible to view any composition onto any wall of your home or office and to your size specifications! All ongoing trial-based viewings present Decorative, Ultra-Contemporary Art and Non-Objective Abstract Art. Colorful reproductions are sold at their listed prices, on canvas, archival paper or metal.
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