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An Introduction to Abstract Photography
Abstract photography is photographic discipline which draws our attention away from the "real" - that which is immediately apparent and recognizable. It directs our attention outwards to color, moods, impressions and patterns. As a genre, it encourages the viewer to focus on the encompassing experience rather than a direct image.
In the 20th century, artistic pioneers like the American photographer Man Ray, the surrealists and the Bauhaus artist László Moholy-Nagy made decisive contributions to abstract art as a whole. In their experimentation, they often replaced traditional subjects of photography, such as portraiture or architectural photography, with novel compositions which were designed to communicate an experience of "unreality" to the viewer.
Since the invention of digital photography, abstract photographers have increasingly leveraged the camera's inherent capacity to abstraction as well as experimenting with digital editing methods to further push boundaries. At times, the original subjects in the works of artists like Thomas Ruff, James Welling or Wolfgang Tillmans enter the realm of pure abstract expressionism.
LUMAS Abstract Photographers
Our portfolio of abstract artists encompasses a wide range of creators, from established artists to rising stars.
Their works are composed using a variety of techniques, from slow shutter speeds, long exposure and macro lens photography to motion blurring and post-production editing. Contemporary photo artists utilize abstract elements and all manner of subject matter, from the human figure to open spaces and everyday objects.
Our collection features the tranquil creations of Beatrice Hug. In her focus on pure color over representational photography, Hug is one of the most innovative abstract photographers working today. Joerg Maxzin's works buck the trends of abstract photography. Originally trained as a sculptor, Maxzin does not avoid the human figure, instead working the figurative into his impressionistic takes on classic themes.
Buying and Collecting Abstract Fine Art Photography
Artist, theme, genre, format, age - all these play crucial roles in determining the value and collectibility of an artwork. But who determines worth, and who defines the intersection between art world trends and our decorative needs? This is where both art buyers and sellers turn to the experts.
This is perhaps truer in the case of abstract photography than in any other genre. What to one person may appear as undefined masses of lines and colors may appear to another as a vivid representation of personal suffering, or a metacommentary on the role of representative art.
This is where the LUMAS curators step in. Located in Berlin, Germany, we are widely recognized as an authority on art collectibility, specializing in the intersection of fine art and interior design. Our curators source beautiful abstract art that is both accessible and highly-sought after.
Throughout, we maintain a focus on enhancing your home, office, gallery wall or space. We sell artwork that is not just valuable in itself, but which will uplift, inspire, or provoke.