As I was spending some time cataloging queer artists I found this good read which features some photography from early in Wolfgang’s career (the part of his oeuvre that lead to him receiving the Turner prize).
Uta has been shown in the same context as abstractionists due to the similarities with formalism in her photographic strategies- I think it’s clear she shares an interest with “us” in the visual and phenomenal qualities of art viewing.
(for other photographic work click on the hashtag “photography” for this post)
Konvergenz (article by Boooom) shows Rots has some formalist tendencies.
I love me some artwork about light.
We all know his painting but many aren’t aware of his ascetic photographs.
One of the images from Rose’s My Art Show series from this Hyperallergic write up caught my eye, and glad it did. Using found materials is a cousin, I think, of the sort of automatism that is the root of much abstract painting. Her mimic pieces are great examples of true abstraction as well, I find, and also utilize found objects.
I like checking out Booooooom because even though it’s never about painting I occasionally find formalists like Gianluca.
A friend turned me on to Erin’s feed on Instagram. She’s making photographs btw- if you thought they were paintings, you are into her subject matter. The use of these tensions is well planned, and she also deals deftly with compositional issues.
Not sure how I ran across Widewalls but I appreciate how they have enriched my RSS feed. A recent discovery there is Matthieu Venot, a French musician turned photographer. His photos remind me of Dibenkorn’s obsession with the light in the Bay Area (except Matthieu lives in Brest). His attention to the moment shows there is always #abstractionallaroundus.