There is no abstract art…

In abstract art the original object, idea or intent of the work is completely negated and reduced to mere suggestion, which supports Picasso’s theory that ‘There is no abstract art. You must always start with ‘something’.’ This is the premise of the exhibition drawn from the DCC Permanent Collection featuring Australian artists who engage with abstract expressionism, conceptualism and geometric abstraction, many of whom experiment with different methods and technologies to challenge conventional thoughts on the art style.

Michael Muruste, Sea of Solitude, 2002, oil on canvas, 183 x 122cm. DCC Permanent Collection. Courtesy the artist and Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania

Devonport Regional Gallery
Until 18 February, 2018