Art by A. Michael Shumate


Abstract art allows for a free-associative kind of viewer experience that representational art may not.
You could say that abstract art frees the viewer from the tyrany of subject matter.
One can relate to it on a visceral level of color and form alone, without the distraction of subject matter.
However, it is also possible to render subjects that would otherwise be invisible like emotions,
feelings and other abstract concepts.