Abstract Paintings


Raymond Pena Painting

Detail from Raymond Pena's
"Diagonal on Orange II"

A wholly abstract work is a nonrepresentational image that is its own subject, without reference to anything else. Abstract canvases range from expressionistic "action painting" to linear, more logical works that represent abstract ideas distilled to their formal essence.

It is this tendency to incorporate ideas that has made “abstract” the common description for all that is experimental or conceptual. Current trends actually range over any combination of abstract and representational imagery in order to communicate content. That content may be political, psychological, literary or poetic, and may stretch the definition of “painting” to the limit. And that's just fine. To look at it without prejudice is to understand and transcend the present moment.

Collectors sometimes enjoy the interplay of dimensionality by displaying it with abstract sculpture. article


Collector’s Resources

Albuquerque

Susan J. Zimmerman rem By Appointment in Corrales | 505-280-4755
Test Gallery rem 1234 Canyon Rd. | 505.555.5555
516 Arts rem 516 Central Ave SW | 505-242-1445
The Albuquerque Museum | 505-243-7255
Concetta D Gallery | 505-243-5066
Exhibit 208 rem 208 Dartmouth Drive NE | 505-450-6884
VSA North Fourth Art Center / N4th Gallery | 505-345-2872
Tucker Woods Fine Art | 505.306.4770
Weems Galleries | 505-293-6133
Weyrich Gallery | 505-883-7410

Elsewhere in New Mexico

Galeria de Corrales 3923 Corrales Road | 505-890-4929
Corrales Bosque Gallery | 505-898-7203
Roswell Museum & Art Center | 575.624.6744
Las Cruces Museum of Art | 575-541-2137

Santa Fe

Pablo Milan Gallery | 505-820-1285
EVOKE contemporary | 505-995-9902
Mark White Fine Art | 505-982-2073
DR Contemporary rem 123 Galisteo Street |
McLarry Modern | 505-983-8589
GVG Contemporary | 505-982-1494
Alan Barnes Fine Art rem 402 Old Santa Fe Trail - next to The Pink | 505.989.3599
Dominique Samyn-Werbrouck | 505-424-1742
Pippin Contemporary | 505.795.7476
Aaron Payne Fine Art 213 East Marcy Street | 505-995-9779
Art Exchange Gallery 60 E San Francisco Street | 505-603-4485
Bellas Artes | 505.983.2745
Bette Ridgeway Contemporary Art | 983-4301
Michael Billie rem FireGod Gallery - 217 East Palace Ave | 505-592-4884
Canyon Road Contemporary Art, Inc 403 Canyon Road | 505-983-0433
Cardona-Hine Gallery | 505-689-2253
Castillo Gallery | 505-351-4067
CCA - Center for Contemporary Arts rem 1050 Old Pecos Trail | 505-982-1338
Gallery Chartreuse rem 216 Washington Ave | 505-992-3391
Jamie Gagan | 505-984-1172
Galerie Zuger | 505.984.5099
Gerald Peters Gallery + Peters Projects | 505.954.5700
GF Contemporary | 505.983.3707
Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art | 505.986.1156
Greenberg Fine Art | 505-955-1500
Hunter Kirkland Contemporary | 505-984-2111
Indigo Gallery | 505-438-6202
Charlotte Jackson Fine Art | 505-989-8688
The Johnsons of Madrid Galleries of Fine & Fiber Art | 505-471-1054
James Kelly Contemporary | 505-989-1601
Carol Kucera Gallery | 505-989-7523
Carole LaRoche Gallery | 505-982-1186
LewAllen Galleries | 505-988-3250
Manitou Galleries | 505-986-0440
Matthews Gallery | 505-992-2882
Meyer East Gallery | 505-983-1657
Kelly Moore | 505-470-3175
New Mexico Museum of Art | 505-476-5064
Niman Fine Art pic 125 Lincoln Ave - Suite 116 | 505-988-5091
Nuart Gallery | 505-988-3888
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum | 505.946.1000
Peyton Wright Gallery | 505-989-9888
Aleta Pippin Studio visits by appointment | 505.795.7476
Rabby Studio & Gallery | 505.988.2217
Tom Ross Gallery | 505-984-8434
Shidoni Galleries / Sculpture Garden / Foundry | 505-988-8001
William Siegal Gallery | 505-820-3300
SITE Santa Fe | 505-989-1199
Turner Carroll Gallery | 505-986-9800
Valdes Art Workshops pic 1006 Marquez Place | 505-982-0017
Ventana Fine Art | 505-983-8815
Vivo Contemporary rem 725 Canyon Road | 505-982-1320
Joe Wade Fine Art | 505-988-2727
Waxlander Gallery | 505-984-2202
Wiford Gallery 403 Canyon Road | 505-982-2403
Windsor Betts Art Brokerage House rem 136 Grant Avenue | 505-820-1234
Winterowd Fine Art | 505-992-8878
Zane Bennett Contemporary Art 435 S Guadalupe St | 505-982-8111
Nausika Richardson rem County Road 0064 #30, Dixon | 505-579-4612

Taos

Harwood Museum of Art | 575-758-9826
Kessler Collection rem 317 Kit Carson Road | 407-996-9947
Mission Gallery | 575-758-2861
Total Arts Gallery | 575-758-4667
Suzanne VandeBoom Applauding Rain Studio | 575.776.1481

Related Pages

A Brief History of Pastel Painting article
Abstract to Zeitgeist: Contemporary Art Terms article

Abstract Sculpture article
Multiple Faces of (Big) Wall Art article

Other Art on the Wall Categories article

Expressionist | Modernist | Impressionist | Symbolist | Representational | Western
19th-Early 20th c | Works On Paper | Prints-Drawings | Photography | Digital Fine Art | Textiles


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