Abstract Design style- The limitless visionary

Abstract art asks you to explore by combining random lines, shapes, textures, forms, or colors. The abstract design is a visual language and has no accurate depiction.
There is no limit when it comes to designing in this style. It is open to imagination and gives us the freedom to express breaking the constraints of the real world. 

The exploration of abstract design style can be in everything around us, be it fashion, buildings, sculpture, furniture, or any day-to-day product. 

The Universe is a perfect example of abstraction. Raindrops, the path of the flowing river, clouds, leaves, roots, branches, rocks, mountains, even the lines on our palm, everything in nature is an array of abstract art. 

Limitless visionary-

Abstract art sounds pretty easy, right? You must be thinking that even a 4–5-year-old can make abstract art by scribbling randomly and that such art looks like nothing. But there goes a deep understanding behind working on the abstract design style. How the composition of shapes, textures, or colors can change the entire look of your design. 

Abstraction need not be limited to shapes, forms, textures, etc. it can also be achieved by visual sensation; playing with reflections of different figures, lights, shadow patterns, etc. It’s so intriguing how a kaleidoscope makes different abstract patterns, that’s one of the great examples of abstraction.

What is design if it needs to be followed by a set of rules? Breaking the rules and exploring brings out unique ideas. Art should be free from all the limits and what better example can be than the art of abstraction? 

Abstract Expressionism-

Abstract expressionism is an art movement that was first applied post-Second World war in American paintings. Abstract expressionist paintings have a broad range of characteristics; unrealistic forms, had an emotional touch, etc. The idea behind this art form was that it should come from the unconscious mind. This art style puzzled and confused many people, abstract art at first was found bizarre but soon people started understanding the importance of this visual language.

Image by Jan Temmel from Pixabay

Abstraction in architecture-

Abstract art rapidly started influencing the design industry and architects started implementing this art form in their buildings.
Abstraction in architecture flourished in the form of deconstructivism and became popular in the late 20th century.
Deconstructivism started breaking all the rules of designing a building and displacement of elements started emerging in this style. There was no harmony, symmetry, ornamentation, like other architectural styles.

When we combine the two words; abstraction and architecture, the first name that comes into my mind is Zaha Hadid. She got inspired by abstract paintings expressing modern art.
Hadid expressed her creative designs in the forms of paintings and her designs were initially considered as unbuildable. Her sketches are perfect examples of abstract architecture. They were supposed to be only visually appealing and something that could not be possible in the real world, but she proved everyone wrong by breaking all the constraints.

Drawing © Zaha Hadid Foundation
This image depicts the design of Cradiff opera house showing the creative process of Zaha Hadid.

Hadid quoted- “I was very fascinated by abstraction and how it really could lead to abstracting plans, moving away from certain dogmas about what architecture is”.

Guangzhou Opera House- Zaha Hadid’s work depicting abstract designs

Abstract design narrates stories-

Abstract design need not have a meaning always, it can be soothing as well. 
I believe abstract style lets you understand yourself by making you question certain things that come into your mind while gazing at the art. 
The understanding of abstract design is not the same for everyone. It can have different perspectives from different people at different times based on their personality and emotions.
The abstract design is an experience. 
That’s the beauty of abstract design style, where every individual has their own set of views and perspectives towards something. 

One design; many stories.

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