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Colorful Geometric Painters

When the artist draws the viewer’s eye in a certain desired pattern. From the use of squares and rectangles in Piet Mondrian’s works to Theo Van Doesburg’s abstraction of figures, geometric art has simplified the view since the 1920s. Either obvious or more subtle, geometric patterns within paintings reduce the image to its most simplistic form and creates an entirely new viewing experience. As noted by artist and writer Nancy Reyner, each work of art generally uses at least one underlying geometric shape, the most predominant being the S-Curve, used to guide the viewer's eye through the painting and batting between the right and left sides of the human brain. If a painting contains underlying geometry this usually works in conjunction with negative space, the illusion of space we feel in a painting. Usually quiet and hiding in the background,  this can be the space that appears to exist between forms, as the atmosphere in an image or a painting’s background. In our own selection of works you’ll find artists like Tom McGlynn, who uses geometric abstraction to turn contemporary common forms into abstract and put them back in order to trigger an emotional response, whilst Antoine Pauthe evokes balance in his geometric painting. What patterns will you see?

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