Jackson Dembar
Jackson Dembar, Image 5, 2001
Image 5, 2001, 53 x 45 inches, Acrylic on Canvas

Abstract art is about Graphic Invention. Since its inception in the early 1900's, led by Mondrian and Malevich the concept of abstraction has divided art into two distinct catagories, figurative or representational art and abstract art. Abstract art is NOT a picture as is figurative or representational art, however it is a form of communication as is traditional art. It represents a Visual Idea using the three basic elements of art which are COLOR, FORM, and RHYTHM, combined to create a new and unique SIGHT which demonstrates the idea of the painter. This VISUAL IDEA reflects a new way of showing what is around us in the universe, what we see, how we see, what we don't see but know and/or how we may be able to see through the painters eye and mind. The painter excercises his intellect together with his emotional experiences and his total life force to create this unique image, which is his and only his. But if he is successful this image communicates to the viewer which completes the synapse and makes a successful experience for both the painter and his audience.

— Jackson Dembar, 6/1/03