Abstract art defines the expected in an unexpected way and provides the viewer, audience, or partner in art more freedom in the process. There becomes less of a ‘right and wrong’ mentality through interpretation and the way that art impacts the viewer becomes more of a personal experience. That is not to say that behind abstract art there is no meaning. Often the creation of abstract art requires more decisiveness and personal backstory through the creation process with the artist in order to make the nothingness translate to something extraordinary.
Max Kutz is an artist who understands the complexity of abstract art and masterfully creates art pieces that are accessible to the general public. Specializing in acrylic and mixed media, he produces thoughtful art pieces that balance the process of stretching creative liberties while maintaining social expectations to remain ‘on the grid’. His tropical collection shows the consistency that he can achieve across a collection with similar ideas and concepts but each piece is produced to showcase its own unique flair.
The Tropical Trombone acyclic painting on canvas that Max Kutz painted in 2014 is incredibly bright and balances itself across the canvas with sweeping arches in varying colors. Each color fits within an overarching color palate but their placement, juxtaposed by weaker or stronger hues, creates varying interest in the colors themselves. The title may cause the viewer to pause and more seriously ponder the intention of the piece because musical connotations are far from the surface where it might be easily accessible. It’s upon further contemplation and study that you find nuances within the piece and begin to dissect what the artist’s specific intentions might have been for the Tropical Trombone.