Art: An Emotional Connection

When I look at art, the last thing I want to have to do is decipher some sort of hidden message. I want artwork to calm my soul and refresh my senses. I want to forget the messages of the world and look at the beauty of a painting that stirs my emotion – not necessarily my intellect.

Since I am an artist I cannot look at a work of art and not think about it’s structure, composition, colors, shapes, and values. To me that is a natural response. however when I create work I want it to grab someone’s emotions and not let go. What I love about abstract paintings and mandala drawings is they allow the viewer to project their own life experiences, meanings, and feelings into the work. The work has to engage the viewer, and let the viewer determine what they see. That is pure freedom, because everyone will see something different and bring their own views to the work. This makes the work more personal for each person that sees it. When I look at art, the last thing I want to have to do is decipher some sort of hidden message. I want artwork to calm my soul and refresh my senses. I want to forget the messages of the world and look at the beauty of a painting that stirs my emotion – not necessarily my intellect.
Since I am an artist I cannot look at a work of art and not think about it’s structure, composition, colors, shapes, and values. To me that is a natural response. however when I create work I want it to grab someone’s emotions and not let go. What I love about abstract paintings and mandala drawings is they allow the viewer to project their own life experiences, meanings, and feelings into the work. The work has to engage the viewer, and let the viewer determine what they see. That is pure freedom, because everyone will see something different and bring their own views to the work. This makes the work more personal for each person that sees it.

What is your take on it?

Published by Neena

Abstract Artist.