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What Makes Abstract Art Prints So Relevant

The world is pretty abstract right now and so the sales for abstract art and fine art prints have gone through the roof. We at Pineapple headquarters feel like abstract humans at the moment and wonder, in a very abstract way, why people really are gravitating towards abstract art right now?.

What is abstract art? and where to find abstract fine art?

In part we attribute the current surge of abstract fine art print sales to the constant challenges of this global pandemic. Emotions can feel abstract and intangible, lines are blurred, nothing seems straightforward and inner visual reflections are complicated and unclear.

We all beg the question, what the hell is going on in the world?, what is life all about? and how is this all going to end?

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Where is the value in abstract prints ?

During this latest and not greatest show on earth, (covid19) we offer up some beautiful abstract art prints from our cult art collection where the gallery remasters some classics. We mix everything up here in The Pineapple. It is our firm intention/mission to push hard against any forms of snobbery, we sell originals, prints, remastered works, all back to back under one roof.

You can have a mixed budget for fashion, homewares or holidays and sometimes you need to go with budget, other times you can splash out, the same thing goes for art.

We often tell the budding artists who come in that commercial is not a dirty word and if you rid yourself of preconceived ideas that only original art can be truly admired, that all original art has to cost an arm and a leg and that a fine art print is a diluted form so must be looked down upon, then you simply stop yourself having fun. Having fun with art and life, especially now is key. Kick off those judgements, forget all labels, throw off those insecurities and choose personal taste over social construct and you will see art is like food, you can enjoy all kinds, no guilty pleasures in The Pineapple, only pleasure itself.

Who are some great abstract artists?

When we think of abstract art we think immediately of our admiration and love for Jackson Pollock 1912-1956 who famously said he wanted to ‘express his feelings’ rather than illustrate them. We adore his commissioned work The She Wolf which he painted for Peggy Guggenheim in 1943.  Jackson had to rip out the partition between two rooms of his studio to work on it which we imagined he enjoyed doing. 

We advise all artists to rip up their current studio space and change it up, it can help produce great new work, many artists work in the same space and even sit in the same position for years, switching space up is a great way to freshen a perspective without it costing anything.

For “Lavender Mist, Jackson poured paint with much physical focus whilst managing to leave intentional spaces between the layers. We could live in an empty house with only Lavender mist to hang up on a solitary wall and we would never tire of it. 

For those who have been lucky enough to experience good LSD this artwork can help evoke beautiful memories of lucid abandonment. It is also good for young emerging artists to remember that this abstract art by Jackson Pollock was the only piece which sold in Betty Parsons gallery back then in 1950, the other 31 artworks went back home with Jackson to his studio. Only a few or even no sales can leave anyone, even Jackson Pollock deflated and can make any artist question the path chosen through the lens of self, exhaustion and effort. Never give up, throw yourselves into it, make any art you can, when you can, however you can, abstract art, photographic art, digital art, never stop expressing your passion in whatever form that takes, do it for you and no one else, then if it sells or doesn’t, it matters not, you have won.

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Contemporary Abstract Artists 

Moving onto a current artist we love, Mr Ed Burnand’s, his Cosmic Soup stays in our minds when we go for an evening stroll in midlight. Ed’s abstract art explores multidimensional premises through a variety of media, Ed’s work is often abstract and stunningly beautiful, sold as an abstract art print in our gallery online. Narratives are often realised only through our imagination and Ed explores environmental narratives in Cosmic soup, an abstract art print which pulls you back and forth and in and out of a turquoise dream, then takes you seamlessly to a considered moment of ochre and then back  through the wild wilderness of Mr Burnand’s narrative with all the depths of colour, texture and contrasts merging into a classic Ed Burnand abstract artwork perfect art to have on your walls during this moment in time and future reflective years to come.

A female to note, ever popular but deservingly so is of course Georgia O’Keeffe who in her own abstract way features in the gallery, not her own abstract art prints but remastered photographic art of her hands form a series of art we show by her husband Alfred Stieglitz. As with many female artists who start later in life, (after they are freed from the equally punishing and rewarding job of motherhood) many women also finish later than their male counterparts, Georgia O'Keeffe was no exception, still going strong aged 73 where she painted aerial views of clouds and sky. 

As Georgia entered her sunset years she unfortunately suffered from macular degeneration and failing vision which we can only imagine would have been the worst loss for such a visually driven woman.

Georgia painted her last unassisted oil painting in 1972. There was once a small book on a shelf which was found by a child we know, it featured Georgia’s Flower Abstraction (1924) that child remembers staring at the page wondering if it was in fact a flower? or in fact a vagina? or in fact an unfinished painting. That same child thought that it really should be made of fine fine tissue and should blow around in the wind until it sticks to a window or disappears. A reaction of small wonder, all abstract art can take a viewer to a deep place of the unknown, the journey is never quite what it seems. 

At the fine age of  90 years  Georgia observed, “I can see what I want to paint. The thing that makes you want to create is still there.” 

Maybe with her failing eyesight Georgia finally saw clearly what she always wanted to see.