Blackout in the Red Room


A Full colour, Giclée Print on heavyweight art paper. Printed Square on either A3 or A4.

Blackout in the Red Room is the title of the 1990 debut album by Love/Hate and was the ‘soundtrack’ this piece was made to.

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ArtworX by Paul Talbot

Blackout in the Red Room is part of the ArtworX collection by me by Paul Talbot. Born from a lifelong fascination with abstract  art. Think of them as me ‘visually jamming’ along to my favourite tunes and having a good time. Just doing what I love. Without any of the usual constraints or limitations that are the inarguable truths of tattooing as a medium.

What is Abstract Art?


The definition. Abstraction literally means the distancing of an idea from objective referents. That means, in the visual arts, pulling a depiction away from any literal, representational reference points. You can also call abstract art nonrepresentational art.

The first signs. Abstraction can be traced to Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Cubism. All three helped realize the idea that art could be non-representative.

The movement. Modern abstract art was born early in the 20th century. It was completely radical for its day. Artists began to create simplified objections with little or no reference to the “real” world.