Gary Brewer at White Hot had words about the Art of Matthew Brandt (and Light &Matter)- not all of which is abstract (and even then, abstract-ed).
Sasha Bogojev at Juxtapoz talks with Nicola about how the subjective experience of our imminent surroundings is providing infinite ways of interacting with it, but also, exploring, and capturing or depicting it.
Mar has new work up/in Lost/Found at Golden Belt gallery, organized by Durham Art Guild. They aren’t abstraction but certainly abstracted both compositionally and in her consideration of the act of looking.
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.