Shop for black abstract art from the world s greatest living artists. Beginning in the 1970s he was one of the few african american conceptual artists to focus on abstraction and aesthetics in order to consider perception objectivity and relationships.
African american abstract artists especially those descended from slaves face continual pressure from both inside and outside to make their identity a central part of their work.
African american black abstract artists. Joshua johnson is america s earliest known professional african american artist. Working serially in progressive and densely layered bodies of works gaines examines the interplay between objectivity and interpretation the systematic and the poetic. Expanding american abstraction 1960s to today focuses on artists who are black female and work with abstraction.
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Owing to its inherent diversity african abstract artwork lets you introduce rustic chic urban exotic or luxury. Few details of his life are known. A choice selection of abstract paintings feature in our october 2019 sale of african american fine art including first generation abstract expressionist norman lewis alongside artists sam gilliam and kenneth victor young of the washington color school.
This list of african american visual artists is a list that includes dates of birth and death of historically recognized african american fine artists known for the creation of artworks that are primarily visual in nature including traditional media such as painting sculpture photography and printmaking as well as more recent genres including installation art performance art body art. Also of note are nature inspired works by freddie styles and hale woodruff as well as a contemporary painting by ed clark. 1807 oil on canvas gift of edgar william and bernice chrysler garbisch 1959 11 1.
Joshua johnson the westwood children c. The depicted palettes range from dusky and earthy to electric and textured. African abstract artwork depicts the continent s many iconic animals landscapes and peoples and evokes contemporary and expressionist sensibilities.
The show is a logical complement to the recent we wanted. This pressure makes sense considering the vast systemic prejudices african american artists face but it also means black abstract artists intent on advancing their field not only face all of the same aesthetic intellectual and art historical questions faced by every other abstract artist they also have to.