Why "Untitled"?

A recent press release, following an exhibit, mentioned the intentional absence of individual titles for my works. They all DID bear the title of "Untitled", followed by their respective numerical identities. There are reasons for the omissions. Simply stated, a label is not always what it represents. A label may prejudice our innately human faculty to ‘make meaning’!  I contend that abstract art, in particular, demands the viewer’s capacity to ‘abstract’! That is, search and extract its details, therein, transforming subjective ambiguities into more tangible objective experiences. This abstracting activity, then, is what I refer to as the ‘meaning-making’ process. Abstracting, in this sense, is an innate, human and objective meaning-making faculty. Titles are actually unnecessary for abstract-expressional compositions to function within the viewer’s emotional/ intellectual matrix of understanding and aesthetic absorption. Consequently, I have chosen the overarching term "Series" to represent each grouping of completed, stylized images.

The hazards & benefits of naming and or labeling have been debated by many. As I see it, there IS a need to title figurative and idealized subject matter; titled, to not be construed as something it isn’t; titled, to set a mood or tone, to predispose the onlookers' feelings which might, otherwise, not even enter the picture. Each artist works in a style that, hopefully, will encourage the abstracting, meaning-making that faces any beholder. By calling my works Non-Objective Contemporary Art or Abstract Art and not surrendering to a given title, invites observers to abstract (that is, pull meanings & impressions from what they view: the unpredictable and ‘always-becoming’ images). ‘Improvisational Art’, what I call my efforts, seems to abide by the 'all-purpose' explanatory label of Abstract Expressionism. However, the images I produce may not, precisely, fit that description. 

Why not?    Because Artists and Observers also experience feelings or affects.       My guiding creative force is encapsulated in the phrase:              “Any experience is simultaneously an expression AND any expression is simultaneously an experience.”

Therefore, I choose to define my style as: Abstract Experientialism !


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