Abstract art

Understanding art is a little like learning to communicate with someone new

Abstract Art. What does all this talk about the materiality of paint and the balance of colour really mean?

The recent Rendezvous night at Cadogan Contemporary gave guests a unique chance to survey how the great abstract painters from across the Atlantic have influenced the way we view and appreciate modern art. It was a perfect little slice of abstraction, with four of the most exciting abstract painters from North America celebrating colour and gesture, as only they know best; and yet to many it was a baffling display of an unreadable and impenetrable form of expression.