Untitled #2

30cm x 30cm

1 of 2 Ink and Acrylic palette knife studio on canvas that I gave away to my newsletter subscribers in 2021.

Palette knife painting is a term used to describe the impasto technique of applying paint to canvas using a painting knife.


ArtworX by Paul Talbot

Untitled #2 is small palette knife study done during lockdown for my 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?

Source: www.artistsnetwork.com

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.