Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Non-expressive-post-abstract Expressionism

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Non-expressive-post-abstract expressionism is typically characterized by the use of a limited palette, commonly restricted to shades of white and black, in simple quadrilateral geometric shapes.

To the lay-person non-expressive-post-abstract expressionism is often confused with minimalism or abstract expressionism. Although the non-expressive-post-abstract expressionists drew heavily from both schools of art, including the minimalist aesthetic, there is a clear difference in intention. Whilst minimalism seeks to strip down art to its most fundamental forms, and abstract expressionism is defined by intense emotion and spontaneity, non-expressive-post-abstract expressionism seeks to create designs without purpose or emotive imagery.

With the advent of production line art sold in retail stores internationally, it became clear that the public cared little for quality or artistic integrity, opting instead for mass-produced "wall filler". There still existed a demand for pieces that appeared artistic, but consumers were uninterested in meaning or technique. This created the perfect niche for non-expressive-post-abstract expressionistic works . According to the creator's artist's statement, "The purpose of non-expressive-post-abstract expressionism is to create background art that elicits no emotional response whatsoever. In order to prevent compelling analysis and conversation, we endeavor to create unobtrusive images that are ultimately meaningless."