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What do you think about abstract art? (My reactions in the brackets) 

65%
115 deviants said It fasinates me! (same for me ;) )
12%
21 deviants said Great. (that's all?)
7%
13 deviants said Vincent you lead this field! (thanks but I am not that good)
7%
12 deviants said I have no idea. (too abstract?)
4%
7 deviants said Nothing, no feeling. (wasting my time to make this option 4 u)
4%
7 deviants said Dare not vote cos you are shouting at me (why not?)
2%
3 deviants said No interest at all. (and you come to my page WTF)

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:iconcalibizaro:
Calibizaro Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I vote the bottom one.....because I think it depends...there's abract art...and there's REALLY abstract art that just me scratch my head and go "huh?" There's also a distinction of "good" abstract art, and "bad" abstract art that I think mostly lies within personal taste. *hides under a rock....just in case*
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:iconthe-definition:
The-Definition Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2004  Professional Photographer
With abstract I can make up anything and say it has special meaning.


:thumbsup:
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:iconhyperphuzion:
Hyperphuzion Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2004
Fascinating =D A lot of it seems to be redundant but your is far better and abovepar. It has meaning feal and structure, where as others just seem to be just a bunch of deformations. keep up the amazing work my friend 8-)

(not saying that everyone else sucks the big one...)
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:iconicarus-ica:
icarus-ica Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2004
errrm .. you are very good at it :D
come on ,give me all your tutorials LOL
just joking
Abstract Art is sometimes very nice also the stuff
people do in scenedemos which are
often abstract too .
i think it is very important to have a good feel
for what looks good and fits together
and to know a lot of techniques to implement
ideas.
All together makes a good abstract piece.

cheers ! :meditate:
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:iconelysium:
elysium Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2004
I'm afraid to vote. you're scaring me Vincent.... :fear:
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:iconpseudorandom:
pseudorandom Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
I have to admit I like abstract art but a lot of the time I feel really inferior to artists who can actually draw... hehe =)

I will admit though, that the abstract art found on deviantart is more about eye-candy than meaning.

Oh and your art is too damm good for me. Let us all hail the king of 3d abstracts.
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:iconniteangel:
niteangel Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2004
King? No way, don't call me like that~ :P :hug:

I think people just need to understand that art always has a meaning. Rendering is just overdone here....
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:icon-antiskeptic:
-antiskeptic Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004   Digital Artist
Always raising the glass ceiling Vincent, you really are a leader in the field. NOW SLOW DOWN AND LET THE REST OF US CATCH UP! =P
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:iconniteangel:
niteangel Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2004
You are exaggerating things =P in no way I am raising the limits :giggle:

I think I will slow down LOL~ cos I will be on holiday in Europe in July, hehe
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:iconcosmicbound:
cosmicbound Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
Fascinating ;p
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:iconprimaryvivid:
PrimaryVIVID Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
I love it. It amazes me how a person make an image made of nothing in particular and make it asthetically pleasing to all its viewers. Its just so different from all the other forms of art.
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:iconponce:
Ponce Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
id say u rock lol XD
why? because most abstract are just random stuff, including my stuff. but ur works have got some structure
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:iconhellspwn:
Hellspwn Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
I'd have to say fascination, because complex things maake my mind go all melty and wavy.
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:iconsaltandpepper:
saltandpepper Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
ME COMMENT LATER! :aww:
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:iconkeffer:
keffer Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
I don't like angel :p , but i like abstract :D :D
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:icongroxx:
Groxx Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
You've got the best-balanced style of abstract I've found :D
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:iconniteangel:
niteangel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
thanks~ :) :love:
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:iconfaros:
faros Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
It fasinates me!
Vincent Lai fasinates me!
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:iconniteangel:
niteangel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
:omg:

:hug:
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:iconexhale-nl:
Exhale-NL Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
Some great looking abstract pieces are just candy for the eye. They look cool and thats all

But i prefer pieces with a meaning behind it. Or with a story behind it. A render with some brush on it doesnt make me warm or cold, but if theres a real story/meaning behind it, it can be interesting. That realy attracts me :)
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:iconvekin:
vekin Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
FANTASTIC !! ;)
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:iconkittikorn:
kittikorn Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004   Interface Designer
well, i think it depen, it will be great if that abstract art and it also good looking and likely to spend much of time on it. On the other hand, if it just look like piece of shit or something like 1 or 2 line on canvas, i think that is not my interest.

(just my opinion)
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:iconnekosei:
NEKOSEI Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
I am of the 'I have no idea' category.

I've looked through your works, and some of your abstracts have attracted me, but not all.

The ones I personally go for the most are the ones that can be part of a storyline.
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:iconniteangel:
niteangel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
Of course, I don't think I should/would make a gallery that contains all awesome images ;) cos the ones that are not very attractive show my progress and improvements.
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:iconnekosei:
NEKOSEI Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
There is that, but one persons "Meh, not bad..." is anothers "Too damn cool!".

You like it obviously, and others do as well, so it's all good!
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:iconniteangel:
niteangel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
Don't really understand your English, but...anywayz~ =P
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:iconskargrim:
skargrim Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004   Digital Artist
Wait... that comment sounded shit. Ignore. I'll try and word myself better later. ;)
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:iconskargrim:
skargrim Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004   Digital Artist
Different stuff is what I like... stuff that does something not standard. :]
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:icongokar:
gokar Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
fascinates me :>
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xxrebelxx Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
abstract fascinates. I love abstract
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:iconciele:
Ciele Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
well, it used to fascinate me, but it seems the majority of abstract now doesn't really focus on the "abstract", but just providing eyecandy. most don't seem to have any meaning at all.
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:iconniteangel:
niteangel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
But did you see the really nice ones out of those overdone typical abstracts?
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:iconciele:
Ciele Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
yeah, but they're rare. That's why I said most, not all. ;)
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:iconniteangel:
niteangel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
I know, I read what you wrote ;) but my question is just asking you if you found the nice ones even there were a lot of poor things.

They are not that rare. If you can find they are there. I always find some nice ones and be inspired by them. :nod:
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:iconciele:
Ciele Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
I guess I'm also quite dissapointed at my own inability to convey a message through my pieces. Abstract just doesn't cut it for me, I want to go further in art, to actually be able to paint something tangible. Paintings by *enayla and *noah-kh have always had a stronger impact on me than any abstract I've seen.

Could you show me an abstract artwork that portrayed a distinct meaning?
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:iconniteangel:
niteangel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
It is normal that only some kinds of art interest you. And it's also normal that abstract art can't impact you like the others simply because abstract art leaves space for viewers' imagination while others are defined in their own topics.

I can't really find one for you because I don't know what you like and what your taste is like. But you can check my gallery. Edifice and Recticore are my recent works which are quite solid and easy to perceive, while Replenish and Subgeneration are more organic and formless but still have a strong meaning behind.

;)
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:iconciele:
Ciele Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2004
I think Edifice and Recticore are great, but Recticore is more of a 3d scene, rather than abstract. Same with Imperial, it's a scene, a ship flying through some futuristic city. Unless you meant for it to mean something more. I like them plenty, but are they really abstract? ;)

What does Edifice mean? A symbol of power? But if that representation is the defining factor of abstract..pretty much anything can be abstract.

I'm not that picky in what I like, I like a lot of what I see on here, but I'm dissapointed to find that a lot of it really doesn't have much of a story or meaning behind it. =(

I looked at Replenish and SubGeneration and I fail to see a strong meaning. In the description you said something about "sub" meaning under or hidden. So what? There's no relationship between the image and what you could possibly be trying to say. What did those creations mean to you?

Hmm, I'm not exactly sure what I'm trying to say... I think that abstract shouldn't be defined in such a narrow way because..it is in everything. Well, sorry for making you read this long rant. ^^; I hope I didn't say anything that offended you, it was an interesting conversation. I guess I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do with my art.
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:iconniteangel:
niteangel Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2004
I think you haven't really looked into it, or perhaps you don't know how to view it. Abstract art means art in a form that is not defined, while the other uncertain parts are left for imagination. It is not only until the objects are solid structure that you can see from it. You can easily identify the ships and buildings in Edifice and Imperial, but can you do the same, with the same attitude, towards Replenish?

If you ask me I can explain my intentions, but bear in mind that abstract art is very interesting in a way that what the viewer sees may not exactly be what the artist wants to show, because abstract art leaves space for more imagination rather than just presentation. While I am explaining you have to see the timeframe too because my art is my reaction towards something at THAT time, in some cases.

Replenish is actually a redefinition of abstract art using light as the dynamic object and focal point. The light is growing and moving like worms, and even the whole scene is not something in the real world, one can feel the power of blossom of something. It is a symbol of life, a presentation of growth.

Subgeneration is also about life. The cherry-like structures are hanging from the organic branches and the whole image symbolizes growth. The light and dots around represents the energy inside the living body and also enhances the feeling that the whole thing is INSIDE something, growing underneath something, and hence SUBgeneration.

I don't know if you understand, or perhaps you will just laugh. But that is, at least, MY abstract art. Most of the pieces, not all however, have a meaning behind. If you really want to know I can tell you piece by piece.

If you are really interested in the description, I urge you to visit a project, which is a collaboration of me and my favourite write Adam. He wrote about my images in a very vivid way with simple but strong words.

[link]

:)
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:iconmindpulse:
Mindpulse Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004   Digital Artist
What I like most of abstract art is the way it sets your mind thinking. It can be anything with imagination...
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:iconsnakeart:
snakeart Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
have to agree with pete here... same thing
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:iconalbion:
albion Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
Why is there not a option for those who dislikes it or thinks it has lost it's "soul"? :-)
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:iconniteangel:
niteangel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
It is my ground and so if you don't like don't play it.
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:iconalbion:
albion Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
Chill! Why are you so harsh? It was just a question, not trying to piss you off. :worry:
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:iconniteangel:
niteangel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
No no no, I am just saying you were asking for options but hey, you also have the option of not doing anything.

;)

How come you people can't think in that way? :confused:
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:iconearfight:
earfight Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
I love abstract because there is not one meaning, there are many, and depending on the person. Abstract has a meaning for all different people.!!!!
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:iconniteangel:
niteangel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
:nod: you got the point, and the word abstract actually means undefined, and so it's to be defined by viewers.
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:iconpete-aeiko:
pete-aeiko Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
well the original and different stuff facinates me, i cant say the same about all these similar noob stuff...lolz....
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:iconniteangel:
niteangel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
:nod: the same thought for me too. I am writing the note to you ;)
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay my vote is in second place ._.
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:iconniteangel:
niteangel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
\._.

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