Abstracted shapes - Brandon Rainey

This gallery includes pieces that consist of shapes working together with abstract (the style).  Each piece has the same basic qualities, yet each have their own character and style. This gallery will also show how our ordinary shapes can be molded together with a little creativity and color to form what we know today as abstract.

"1o Kestnermappe Proun [Proun. 1st Kestner Portfolio]" is a piece that was created by El Lissitzky in 1923. The medium used to create this piece is a portfolio of six lithographs (two with collage). It may seem like some lines and shapes but as described by the artist, it is an interchange station between painting and architecture,' essentially, an abstract representation of the artist's utopian socialist values.
"Abstract Painting" is a piece that was created by Grace Crowley in 1952. The medium used to create this piece is oil on composition board. This piece is iconic because Crowley, who teamed up with, Ralph Balson, was able to create these semi-transparent figures or shapes that seem to be floating or suspended in the air.
"Abstraction" is a piece that was created by Ralph Balson in 1950. The medium used to create this piece is oil on hardboard. This piece is a bold piece that consist of squares and rectangles that are semi-transparent. This piece looks to almost be a precursor to a piece that he was influential in helping create two years later "Abstract Painting" (1952).
"Kestnermappe Proun, Rob. Levnis and Chapman GmbH Hannover #4" is a piece that was created by El Lissitzky in 1923. The medium used to create this piece is color lithographs and collage on paper. This piece consists of a series of triangles and rectangles that are set in a way to create a three-dimensional effect.
"Composition" is a sculpture that was created by Craige Andrae in 1997. The medium used to create this sculpture is painted steel, Powerade bottles with labels removed. This sculpture is a series of dark lines (steel) that cross to form a sort of unbalanced grid with the Powerade bottles providing some bold color in it's open areas. This piece looks to be influenced by Piet Mondrian's neoplasticism.
"Caracas: Homage to Mondrian" is a sculpture that was created by Leo Matiz in 1950. The medium used to create this piece is Gelatin silver print. This piece is a abstract photograph that consists of a series of photos of scaffoldings, metal bars and foliage that a represent the modernization of Caracas, Columbia. It also pays homage to Piet Mondrian's neoplasticism.
"Untitled 7008" is a piece that was created by Kim Ik Mo in 2007. The medium used to create this piece is drawing on paper. This piece consists of overlapping colorful rectangle and squares that is divided by a bold black and white checkered zig-zag line. This piece was left untitled to presumably allow for the viewer to interpret it and created their own.
"Bicentennial Print" is a piece that was created by Roy Lichtenstein in 1975. The medium used to create this piece is lithograph on paper. This piece consists of a collage of shapes inside of a grid created by overlapping lines. This collage seems to create mini pictures or stories within the piece. Each have no correlation to the other with the exception of what appears to a be a sun in the top-left section of the piece.
"Landscape of Daydream 5030" is a piece that was created by Kim, Ik Mo in 2005. The medium used to create this piece is Wood Cut print. This piece consists of a series of zig-zag, straight, diagonal and freeform lines that are placed throughout this piece in the likes of a landscape.
"Archer" is a piece that was created by Theo van Doesburg in 1919. The medium used to create this piece is pencil, gouache on paper. This piece consists of a series of squares, rectangles and triangles that are put together to form an archer pulling back on the bow of an bow-and-arrow.
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