Abstract photography has often confused many. And there are endless articles and advises lectured about how one can learn to appreciate abstraction in the art world. Perhaps, however, the lack of satisfaction many experience when initially come to encounter this genre is because of our constant urge to define and identity what we are perceiving. This series “Invisible Threads Tie You Together” by Iana Adams has no explanation beyond the photographs. The title is the only lead the artist provides. But is anything more really needed? What are we, as viewers, to make of it then? I am unsure, and the mystery the title provides is the beauty of this series. It truly reminds me with our current internet culture promotes a certain kind of instant gratification. When something pops up in which we cannot immediately identity, we often dismiss it without second thought.
However, take this opportunity and allow yourself enough time to draw the connection with these photographs, whatever they may be. Perhaps it is the creation of a personal narrative, or perhaps it is the appreciation of these photographs’ texture and flow of colours. Perhaps, viewing art does not necessarily have to be an analysis in qualifying its artistic merit. Rather, viewing art is an experience. And an experience one shall enjoy.
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