Katrina A Smith, Katy Member Since November 2015 Artist Statement Abstract Photography Art manipulated into stunning colors and designs.
I love creating designs with vibrant colors and unique shapes. Art has always been a passion of mine. I am living my dream by dedicating my time to my passion. I love gazing at the clouds and defining patterns. Creating art with colors and designs, allows me to utilize two of my favorite things to do. Creating art soothes my soul.
Art has been a part of my life since grade school. I made several art creations, including a Clay Sculpture of myself. My Artwork won acceptance at the School District Art Fair 3 consecutive years and earned a space to be displayed. I am very grateful for this awesome gift from God.
Abstract Photography Art emerged during a shift from figurative subjects in other fields of art in the early 1900s. Modernist artistic movements sought to create optical art that did not refer to objects in the real world, and this desire carried over into photography. Photographers rendered figurative objects unrecognizable by taking a new approach to the medium, cropping and manipulating their compositions. Early abstract photographers banded together into collectives, like the Subjektive Fotografie and the Photo-Secession, to explore the purely visual aspect of medium. These groups experimented with close-ups, cropping, negative printing, and different exposure settings. Later movements, most notably Surrealism, also embraced the medium’s capabilities, further developing unrealistic images through solarization and layering methods. These abstract photographers aimed to establish photography as a field requiring artistic skill and challenged the strictly informative quality of the photograph. Today, photographers are still interested in creating abstract compositions, this time aided by refined camera technology and software programs.