The logic of Abstraction

The logic of Abstraction


Abstraction by definition is taking away or removing characteristics from something in order to reduce it to a set of essential characteristics. The goal is to reduce complexity and increase efficiency.

That abstraction works in art, largely by choice of the artist of deletion and omission. Whatever remains is a representation of the original, with unwanted detail omitted.
Or represented in a manner vastly different from the original. 

Its a choice and leaves open the limitless possibilities of interpretation.

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