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modern abstract art

We, the artists of Art-abstract would like to present our art online, and in doing this collectively we hope to offer the aficionado a broad spectrum of modern abstract art. You will find a variety of techniques, including oil, acrylics and graphics, on both paper and linen, and even a few examples of art photography.In spite of presenting ourselves as a collective, each artist represents a unique identity in his or her art. These individual styles have developed during the many years we have been working as artists.Nevertheless we all share the common denominator of abstract art.

Contact the artists

E-mails and telephone numbers can be found on the individual page of each artist.

The artists introduced briefly

Els Bannenberg; small abstract paintings.

* Concerning her subjects she is most often struck by a simple and concentrated image based on everyday scenes: a small enclosed town garden, a view across plain fens lined with thin trees set out against the sky, a recently stripped building around the corner on the verge of demolition. These images generate whole series of small paintings, painted in acryl in a modern pictorial language of sturdy forms and planes. She favours acrylic paint because she likes to work fast and to put layer upon layer. Recently Els Bannenberg strikes a softer note and her palette has turned more subdued. Thus her newest paintings are intimate with some robust planes intermingled with subtle shifts in tone. Photographs are often the starting point for a new series of paintings, though sometimes her photographs have independent lives. She has an eye for geometrical situations.

Vincent van Oss; abstract art in modern forms.

* Vincent's art is both definitely modern and strictly abstract. He plays with pure form, with colours as a starting point. Vincent cuts out templates with the power of association. He composes the painting by inserting these templates via montage techniques and then painting around them. As a result his art is no abstraction of reality, but a whole new reality, a modern, visual reality with a life of it's own.

Harry Versteegen; stillness in the abstract.

* To Harry an abstract painting is in essence a flatness, a visual area with nevertheless solid forms and shapes that exist in festive minimality. Harry considers abstract art as a domain of freedom, a freedom of pictorial language. His inspiration lies in nature. The colour tones of his paintings are soft and subdued, without any gloss. He sees a painting as an entity of stillness and simplicity, but with a clear presence and power.

strong colour restrained colour
fluid colour solid form
dynamic simple
complex balance