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Space Occupancies | Antonio Basso´s New Conceptual Abstract Paintings

By Yasoypintor @antoniobasso

Abstract paintings, drawings, inspirations and mental process.

During these past few months I´ve working on a new abstract concept I named “Space Occupancies”. How did it start?

I was having a coffee in a terrace near MACBA (Barcelona´s modern art museum). I suddenly started watching a building in front of me that did not let me see what was behind it, though I could sense it by watching its surroundings. The more I looked, the more I wanted to see what was behind. But I couldn´t!!

Space Occupancies | Antonio Basso´s new conceptual abstract paintings

MACBA and the buildings across the street. [email protected]://www.jcgator1-wordpress-com.jpg

I said to myself that the building was occupying a space that should have been empty before. Furthermore, this building was a plane located in front of another plane (other buildings), and this process repeated itself constantly wherever I looked.

What could I do to understand what I was thinking? Could I be able to synthesice these thoughts into words and abstract paintings? Does it have to do with the anxious intend of always trying to figure out what is coming next? Or is it the asking questions to ourselves, whose answers we are only able to sense? …. Could it also be the ephemeral space occupancy of indivuals?

Antonio Basso, about abstract art, abstract art paintings, yasoypintor, abstract art artists, comteporary art, contemporary abstract art, space occupancies

Antonio Basso. Space Occupancy. First sketches.

Antonio Basso, about abstract art, abstract art paintings, yasoypintor, abstract art artists, comteporary art, contemporary abstract art, space occupancies

Antonio Basso. Space Occupancy. First sketches.

From these abstract thoughts, I started drawing some sketches and watched attentive all around trying to find examples and answers.

I´ve found great inspirations in the works of some XXth century abstract artists as well as in contemporary architecture. If you want to see some of these inspirations, check any of the past four articles called “About Abstract art: this week´s best inspirations” (I, II, III, IV), or join Antonio Basso (yasoypintor) at Pinterest

Antonio Basso, about abstract art, abstract art paintings, yasoypintor, abstract art artists, comteporary art, contemporary abstract art, space occupancies

Antonio Basso. Space Occypancy 3. Drawing. Burlap sewed on 600grs paper. (51×36 cms)

The above and below pictures want you to have a clear picture of the pictorial process I´m following. Plane over plane, straight lines, geometry (squares and rectangles mainly), color, shadows and organic materials incorporated, are the main players. Hope you enjoy them. To see the whole collection, check Antonio Basso´s abstract paintings on flickr.

Antonio Basso, about abstract art, abstract art paintings, yasoypintor, abstract art artists, comteporary art, contemporary abstract art, space occupancies

Antonio Basso. Space Occypancy 3. Drawing. Burlap sewed on 600grs paper. (51×36 cms)

Antonio Basso, about abstract art, abstract art paintings, yasoypintor, abstract art artists, comteporary art, contemporary abstract art, space occupancies

Antonio Basso. Space Occupancy 4. Burlap sewed on 600grs paper. Colored with solid oils. (51×36 cms)

Antonio Basso, about abstract art, abstract art paintings, yasoypintor, abstract art artists, comteporary art, contemporary abstract art, space occupancies

Antonio Basso. space Occupancy 8. Oil on burlap (41×24 cms)

Antonio Basso, about abstract art, abstract art paintings, yasoypintor, abstract art artists, comteporary art, contemporary abstract art, space occupancies

Antonio Basso. Space Occupancy 9. Oil on burlap. (24×41 cms)

Antonio Basso, about abstract art, abstract art paintings, yasoypintor, abstract art artists, comteporary art, contemporary abstract art, space occupancies

Antonio Basso. Space Occupancy 12. Acrylic on burlap. (38×46 cms)

Antonio Basso, about abstract art, abstract art paintings, yasoypintor, abstract art artists, comteporary art, contemporary abstract art, space occupancies

Antonio Basso. Space Occupancy 12. Acrylic on burlap. (38×55 cms)

Antonio Basso, about abstract art, abstract art paintings, yasoypintor, abstract art artists, comteporary art, contemporary abstract art, space occupancies

Antonio Basso. Space Occupancy 15. Acrylic on canvas. (61x38cms)

Antonio Basso, about abstract art, abstract art paintings, yasoypintor, abstract art artists, comteporary art, contemporary abstract art, space occupancies

Antonio Basso. Space Occupancy 16. Acrylic on burlap. (100x100cms)

Thanks for reading. Feel free to add your thoughts on the comment section below. Would you recommend me any artists’ works, books or websites that you think may help me in this amazing creative moment I´m experiencing? Thanks and have a great summer!!

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