Mexican Abstract art is characterized by intense colors, and by the unconscious influence of the pre-Columbian art.
In addition to the various styles of painting that I do, abstract art calls my attention.
With this type of "non-objective art" I seek to portray the subjective world.
I rely on colors and shapes rather than on my imagination or on the objects of the physical world to create abstract art.
In each abstract painting I try to establish a connection between the physical world and the spiritual world.
Also I try to avoid putting known objects or symbols to keep the viewer's attention away from the known world.
To achieve this effect, my best method is to use a telegraphic language whose basic symbols are shapes, colors and textures.
It's that simple.
Abstraction is a powerful tool that allows me to bypass the reasoned perception of the viewer in order to reach the nearly impenetrable world of their inner mind.
My goal is to indirectly access to the psyche of the viewer.
In this sense, my role is to create something that triggers immediate and primitive feelings and emotions, similar to the ones provoked during a sunset watch.
This non objective art allows the viewer's conscience to be free from distractions since there is nothing to identify or interpret.
To enjoy my abstract paintings do not try to interpret them. View each painting as if you were admiring a formation of clouds. Or as if you were watching the sky.
Thus all your attention will focus on the inner feelings produced by the colors, shapes and textures of the art work.
Shape, Color, Texture
Abstract art is the most difficult art style to create.
It demands that the artist, with just shape, color and texture, succeed in attracting the attention of viewers and retain them to continue seeing the artwork with interest.
Manuel Felguérez was one of the first to dedicate himself to abstractionism, finding a great diversity of non-figurative solutions, from a rigorous geometry, to expressive lyricism.
Other Mexican artists:
Rufino Tamayo, Arnaldo Coén, Gunther Gerzso, Carlos Mérida, Luis O Monasterio, Vicente Rojo, Manuel Calero, Michel Van Beuren, and Leonardo Nierman, among many others.