November 3, 2014
— June 15, 2024


Visions of Abstraction

Opera Gallery
11 – 25 March 2014

Featuring works by: Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, Jean Dubuffet, Antoni Tàpies, Hans Hartung, André Lanskoy, Georges Mathieu, Pierre Soulages, Sam Francis, Yayoi Kusama, Victor Vasarely, Damien Hirst, Ron Agam, Umberto Ciceri, Nasrollah Afjei, Katrin Fridriks, David Mach, Óli G. Jóhannsson, Eduardo Guelfenbein, Marcello Lo Giudice, Umberto Mariani.

The Abstract art movement has used a visual language of forms, colours and lines to create compositions independently from the world’s visual references. In doing so, the abstract artist have chosen to interpret a subject without providing their viewer with a known or recognisable reference to explain it; therefore contrasting dramatically with the more traditional forms of art that, until then, had tried to achieve a rather literal interpretation of the world and communicate a sense of reality to the viewer.
Freeing themselves from the obligation to depict the subject as it appears, the abstract artists take us into a new artistic territory and they make possible the representation of intangible emotions, such as beliefs, fears or passions.

“Visions of Abstraction” will unveil a carefully curated collection of some of the major artists that have redefined abstract art as well as illustrate the different styles of abstraction that coexist in today’s global art world.
Among others that we invite you to discover, we are proud to feature Joan Miró – whose revolutionary art ranges from automatic drawing and surrealism, to expressionism, Lyrical Abstraction, and Colour Field painting; David Mach and his contemporary homage to Jackson Pollock’s 1960s’ Abstract Expressionism; Katrin Fridrik’s conceptual abstract painting; or Yayoi Kusama’s repetitive pop art.