Collective Winter Show 2023: Pop Art Culture & Abstract Expressionism

25 January - 15 March 2023

Pop art Culture & Abstract Expresionism


Both Abstract and Pop Art was about creating monumental pieces that expressed individual freedom. In Abstract Expressionism artists challenged traditional ideals of what was deemed art, that art even had to represent something.

In another hand pop art style was a return to representational art (art that depicted the visual world in a recognizable way) and the use of hard edges and distinct forms after the painterly looseness of abstract expressionism.


While both are stylistically divergent, Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism can be seen as providing similar artistic catharsis by challenging artistic norms and creating a dialogue.


It is fascinating that they are able to achieve this both while being stylistically and conceptually separate from one another.