For a colourful example of the geometric art, take a look at the work of Kotaro Machiyama. This Japanese artist creates an alternative universe upon the canvas, cleverly using colour and shape to captivate both the eye and the mind of the spectator.
If you prefer a more muted colour palette, look no further than the work of Pablo Sinaí. The use of space in his pieces as well as his commendable use of shape, line and colour make for striking works which leave the viewer wondering whether they are depicting places which truly exist or mere figments of the artist’s imagination. Regardless of the answer, his sophisticated and uncomplicated places are certain to command attention in any setting.
Finally, don’t miss the work of Spanish artist Luis Medina whose minimalist pieces are highly expressive. Medina’s aim in his artwork is to express feeling and sensation in a visual form and his use of layered acrylic colour in order to achieve this is masterful, resulting in beautiful pieces which add an emotive burst of colour to any backdrop.
After having been used for hundreds of years almost exclusively in Islamic art due to the prohibition of religious figures being portrayed in art, a movement that once seemed revolutionary and even bizarre to the Western art world in the 1900s has evolved to become recognised as a staple in the modern art world today.
Though similar motifs have been in use since ancient times, the movement truly emerged at the turn of the 20th century with the Cubist movement in France in which Pablo Picasso and George Braque rejected the rules of perspective and space and reduced objects to simplified, geometric forms.
During the following decade, the art form went on to take on different expressions in the work of the Russian Avant-Garde artists and the De Stijl group in Holland. Piet Mondrian of the De Stijl movement sought to convey his feelings through his art by simplifying the artistic expression, rather than simply recreating a reality which showed only a life after a world war.
Geometric art has been revived, reworked and repurposed across movements and mediums across the world over the course of the last century. It now constitutes a cornerstone of Modernism and has seen a strong resurgence in contemporary visual culture.
Mondrian is considered to be the grandfather of the genre and his pieces demonstrate elements which are now considered to be hallmarks of the geometric art style such as grids and the use of primary colour. Meanwhile Josef Albers offered his own take on the genre, asserting that it is colours and not shapes that are the heart and language of artistic expression. On White II (1923) by Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky is a highly well-known painting of the geometric art genre, regarded as many as an outstanding example of a grand use of colour.