3 Stunning Geometric Artworks for the Logical Creative

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Art. Subjective, elusive, omniscient. A reflection of the world as it really is, or the unique perception and mused understanding of the suffering creator, moribund as a result? The mind of an artist is often thought of as creative, insightful, and occasionally mad, but most people don’t associate logic with creative works.

The advent of abstract artworks in the 19th and 20th century highlighted man’s exceptional ability to represent form in a nonrepresentational manner using the 6 basic artistic elements of line, texture, shape, form, color, and value (shade), all perceptions of the left, logical brain that orders them into perceivable notions of a “real” world.

Creatively organized, logical elements have been used to develop some of the finest works of geometric based abstract art, such as:

  • Mosaique 177 – Aykaz Arzumanyan
  • L’Avalanche – François Morellet
  • Elusive Circles – Ariele Rozowy

An ordering of blue squares at first glance, Mosaique 177 by Arzumanyan is one of the greatest examples of abstract art genius while L’Avalanche aims to literally highlight the relationship between the horizontal and the vertical, and Rozowy’s Elusive Circles collection is a modern, abstract take on the classic optical illusion. 

Mosaique 177 – Aykaz Arzumanyan

Many modern abstract pieces enjoy the positioning of simple geometric shapes in close proximity to each other such as squares, circles, and rectangles and many of them only go as far as invoking a bored response with little more enjoyment than watching continuous pugmills churn out brick after brick for a real 3D version of the same thing – and on it goes.

Mosaique 177 on the other hand, when viewed at a certain distance, quietly disguises its own intricate detailing that is noticeable upon gazing at the piece. It eventually becomes apparent that this stunningly, seemingly simple piece of artwork is vastly complex in that it captures all 6 elements of abstract in cell after cell of deep blue, highlighted, shaded, textured, and organized square shapes.

L’Avalanche – François Morellet

Unless you are an art enthusiast with a deep understanding of elusive subjects, it can sometimes be difficult to grasp what an artist is trying to communicate in his or her works. Real-world representations of their musings are even more difficult, but with Morellet’s L’Avalanche, it appears that the artist’s only trying to show his understanding of the nature of physics in a stunning display of what happens when creativity meets logic.

Referred to as an abstract waterfall, the 36 glowing neon tubes suspended by high voltage cables the piece may be, but the cable lengths, as varied as they are, literally highlight how the vertical can become horizontal by invoking subtle changes, aiming for a lesson in the sometimes strange nature of reality when random variables meet specific conditions. 

Elusive Circles – Ariele Rozowy

While the majority of abstract art pieces are formed from squares, rectangles, acquiescent to additional value, color, or texture to form cuboids and other possible three dimensional representations, circles and spheres invoke a more intense appreciation as value and color are unequivocally portrayed by a more masterful method owing to the vast difference that their shapes themselves command, where light and shadow is concerned.

Therein lies the genius of Rozowy’s Elusive Circles collection which encapsulates the basic, the advanced, and the divine all in one, representing man’s struggle to marry the foundational basic laws of physics with the unique human perception that varies from person to person depending on their personal level of creativity or logic. The kinematic nature of a still image, an optical illusion if you will, always tends to catch the viewer off guard as their perception of reality is challenged the more that they view the piece.


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