geometric abstraction:

As a form of abstract art, geometric abstraction is based on the occasional use of geometric shapes (in the sense that they are not mandatory even though the name might suggest) across a non-illusionistic space and blended into non-objective contents. Despite being popularized in the early 20th century by avant-garde artists, similar themes have been utilized in the air since then.

In 1918, Kazimir Malevich created his famed painting “White on White,” one of the most revolutionary artworks to date – it brought a paradigm shift into the world of art. To his surprise, the painting gave a new definition to the medium in rather abstract ways, setting in motion a wave of incorporating “perception” or “pure feeling” in pictorial arts.

Dare we even say it was more influential than “Black Square” of 1915! Today, the world recognizes these pieces as the standard of geometric abstract art; it’s impossible not to bring them up when discussing the movement or its impact on the contemporary landscape.

They were but only one portion of rich and diverse history. With the evolution of geometric abstraction, 20th-century art was growing to become one of the most influential artistic eras of all time, along with the movements which laid the foundation for its existence – Futurism and Cubism.

Geometric abstraction or geometric abstract art now highlighted a more significant form of expression – one that was meant to display the non-objective and non-representational through a paintbrush and canvas, sculpture, drawing, and architecture, among others.

Many artists explored geometric abstraction but a few of the most popular ones are François Morellet, Vera Molnar, Carloz Cruz Diez, Arièle Rozowy, and Brent Hallard.

Ditto Jones – Order through form and color
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Ditto Jones – Order through form and color

Good day, Ditto. Who are you? Hi! I’m Ditto! I currently live in Chicago, Illinois and I love filling the world with shapes and colors. How would you explain your art? I would define my style as a ‘geometric mosaic’. All of these seemingly disconnected pieces come together into a sequence that ends up like…

Color explosions by Hard edge painter Kate “Kitty” Lambe
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Color explosions by Hard edge painter Kate “Kitty” Lambe

Hi Kitty, where are you from? Hello! I am originally from Dublin but emigrated to Australia in 2008. I lived in Melbourne for all of that time, but recently relocated to Rye on the Mornington Peninsula where I now work from my rented studio space. How did your artistic career start? I began my artistic…

Artist and art professor Patrick Schmidt
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Artist and art professor Patrick Schmidt

Hi Patrick, please tell us who you are My name is Patrick Schmidt, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (US) based artist. I have an MFA from Central Michigan University and besides being a full-time artist, I also teach at a small liberal arts college (Washington & Jefferson College). I have shown my work from coast to coast…

Los Angeles based painter Andrew Haan in the Spotlight
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Los Angeles based painter Andrew Haan in the Spotlight

Hi Andrew, who are you and where are you from? My name is Andrew Haan and I am an artist/designer living in Los Angeles. Inspired by clean lines, bold colors, geometry, and unique shapes, my work is a direct representation of me. My form of expression. An outlet. My work comes from a necessity to…

Melbourne based geometric artist Anna Cole
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Melbourne based geometric artist Anna Cole

Hello Anna, who are you? Hello, My name is Anna Cole and i am an artist based in Melbourne, Australia. What made you decide to pursue art? I started painting about 10 years ago and was recruited to an agency nearby, 4 years ago. I started painting to help with my severe depression and anxiety…

Painter Kerime Elibuyuk is a story engineer
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Painter Kerime Elibuyuk is a story engineer

Hello Kerime! Who are you and what do you do? I am a full-time, self-taught artist based in Istanbul. I am trying to show the effect of human beings on nature by combining natural color transitions with hard-edge man-made geometric shapes. And I am doing this by making both traditional and digital art. What was…

Vetro Artes works on impossible objects
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Vetro Artes works on impossible objects

Hi Vetro Artes! Who are you and what do you do? I’m a Brazilian Visual Artist who loves geometric abstraction and op art, influenced by MC Escher, Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Was there a specific reason for you to start painting? I started making art as a teenager to ease my anxiety issues. And…

Arnaud Loumeau: Geometric op art created behind closed doors
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Arnaud Loumeau: Geometric op art created behind closed doors

Hi Arnaud, please introduce yourself I’m a 43 year old artist, I have glasses, a mustache, some white hair and I live in France. I was born in the suburbs where I had a difficult education. As a child, I already did drawings and music in local groups. Today I live in southern France to…

Zeljka Paic combines architecture and geometric forms in her paintings
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Zeljka Paic combines architecture and geometric forms in her paintings

Hello Zeljka, please tell us who you are I am a full-time artist inspired by geometry, architecture and nature. I am a graduate of both the Academy of Fine Arts (2015) and Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering (2011). When did you know that you wanted to dedicate yourself to art professionally? I attended art…

Sam Williams – Geometric minimalism for your free interpretation
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Sam Williams – Geometric minimalism for your free interpretation

Hello! Please introduce yourself Hi, I’m Sam. I’m a self taught emerging artist from Bath, England. I’m a Pharmaceutical Science graduate but decided to change career and pursue art full time. I produce hard-edge paintings on canvas from my small studio just outside this beautiful city. My work is minimal and reductive, and I aim…

The Interesting Life and Works of Josef Albers: A Biography
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The Interesting Life and Works of Josef Albers: A Biography

Once in every generation, there comes an intellectual who defines that generation. The great Josef Albers undoubtedly falls into this category for his outstanding contributions to the world of art, colors, and flamboyance. The influence he had in the 20th century still reverberates through the art world to this day. Josef Albers was not just…

Patrick Bulla – Teacher by day, art dealer by night
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Patrick Bulla – Teacher by day, art dealer by night

Hi Patrick, please tell us what you do By day, I teach World History (using a lot of art!) and Psychology in a high school; by night, I buy, sell, and collect art. What began over thirty years ago as a side hobby has evolved into a passion that is now a major part of…

Luke Labelle-Stackhouse speaks through hard edge abstraction
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Luke Labelle-Stackhouse speaks through hard edge abstraction

Hello Luke, how is life in Toronto as an artist? I consider myself very lucky to be working in a city like Toronto. There is such a vibrant and supportive artistic community here. The city is alive with many regular indoor and outdoor opportunities to show your work, meet other artists and connect with collectors….