The evolution of geometric abstract paintings began in the olden age, so it has been in existence since time immemorial, and Picasso was among the earliest geometric painter. You’ve probably encountered some of these paintings in a work environment or in the house of this big-shot celebrity you visited recently. Although you appreciated how great these paintings look, you wondered when you first saw what they’re used for. Whatever conclusion you arrived at, you're right: they are used for decorations. They are defined as abstract art that uses geometric shapes to form undefined, abstract, and non-objective compositions.
Geometric paintings have become mainstream works of art that are now displayed everywhere. They add beauty and are filled with meanings that are translated, depending on the person translating them, and are appreciated for their unique mix of color and creativity.
Abstract painters are still painters who make a living from painting abstract colors and selling them off or exhibiting them at art galleries. These paintings are always unique, but there are special ones, and this is a list of them as well as the artist that made them:
1. Victor Vasarely’s Zebra
Vasarely was a Hungarian artist most famous for his piece, Zebra, a true definition of Op art. He was widely accepted as the father of Op art, which was evident in most of his works. Op art is the acronym for optical art, a form of art that uses optical illusions and whose pieces are created in black and white.
The Zebra was created in 1937, and this work of art set Vasarely on the path to becoming a renowned artist. This Zebra made use of different sizes of squares to create a moving illusion, and this illusion trademarks it.
2. Gerhard Fromel’s Basel
Gerhard Fromel is an Austrian postwar artist, and his works often center on reality and its construction. His work, Basel, created in white and black in the year 2017, made use of lines and various shapes in creating a painting that could look like a sliding door, a normal door, or anything you want it to look like, depending on the angle you’re looking at it from.
This strengthens the fact that reality is a construction of our thoughts, perception, and background. We make our reality.
3. Nicolas Dubreuille’s Elea
This is a nude painting with splashes of color on it, highlighting the deep, dark color of the painting. This results from Nicolas’s personality as a multi-faceted artist who thrives on multiplying mediums.
The Elea explores not only colors but also mediums—it’s a mixture of photography, sculpture, painting—shapes, and sizes.
4. Francois Morellet’s Album de 10 sérigraphies sur 10 ans
Morellet is a French painter, light artist, and sculptor. Like Vasarely, Morellet contributed greatly to developing contemporary geometric abstract art. He often did a lot of light installations and works of art and exhibited in series, and album de ten serigraphies sur 10 ans was not an exception.
This series contained four paintings with lines, light, and shapes that looked like they were moving and blinking.
5. Ariele Rozowy’s Generic circles' paintings
Rozowy uses generic circles in all of her paintings, and that’s why her painting falls under that umbrella term. Her work relates to op and kinetic art, using paint to create an illusion of movement.
Geometric paintings have come a long way and will continue to advance due to technology, civilization, and the open-mindedness people have toward the meanings attached to these paintings. It’s probably time to get yourself one of these paintings to use in designing your house.