A splash of colour—
A dollop of hope.
A sprinkle of happiness—
A calculated stroke.
There’s something about colourful abstract art that makes our insides clap with child-like joy.
It draws you in and holds your hand and then, as it’s licking a bubble-gum flavoured ice-cream, whispers in your ear, ‘You’re it,’ as it stands up and throws fairy bread at your face while you scramble to your feet to get retribution. Or something like that.
It’s probably one of the hardest art forms to pull off, because it’s so easy for it to look like evidence of a really big night. If you know what I mean. If you don’t, I mean puke. It’s easy for abstract art to look like a big, chunky and wonky puddle of… But anyway. That’s why when we find artists who do pull it off, we want to share them with our small part of the world.
On another note, I’m not sure what it is about Spanish artists, but they’ve certainly got this knack for drawing wide smiles on people’s. It must be all that delicious paella and siesta-ing—probably mainly the siesta-ing.
Speaking of which… I think it’s about time for a nap.
The artist: Yago Hortal
The Odd Sock