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  • Writer's pictureEsteban Leyva

Leyva talks about abstraction.

Abstract art is the most sincere and pure expression. Pure abstraction, or non-representational, is probably the ideal culmination of art. In essence, all artistic representation is an abstraction of reality, and pure abstraction removes all elements that link the artwork to the natural world, focusing exclusively on the idea: the concept and beauty. Pure abstraction has faced, and continues to face, more societal incomprehension than the most radical provocateurs, as it is something entirely new and opposed to the concept of art that emerged in the Renaissance and even in classical antiquity. It simplifies forms until they are lost, leaving only the purest colors and shapes. Even titles are dispensed with so as not to reference reality. The artwork should be beautiful in and of itself as an object. The concept of beauty and artwork has been definitively changed by abstraction.

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