Suggestivism is an offshoot of Lowbrow art that invites the viewer to develop their own interpretation of the work, i.e. 'suggestive'.

Nathan Spoor entitled a 2011 gallery exhibition "Suggestivism" at CSU Fullerton's Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, California.[1] This exhibition's art was published in a book of the same title, along with background information on the artists, including interviews by Spoor.[2] Suggestivism's roots may be traced to 19th century artists James McNeill Whistler, Georges Seurat and Arthur B. Davies.[1]

Conceptual Art Edit

At a conceptual level, suggestivism is "the ability of an individual to pursue their purpose with an amplified understanding and sensitivity." It uses the word 'suggest' as its root to imply, "through the mere power of suggestion, the magic is transferred from one to another, engaging the world at large from the most vivid and evocative of visual realms."[3]

Suggestivist Artists Edit

Several artists have had their work described as part of suggestivism, including those exhibited at the CSUF Grand Central Art Center in 2011.[4]

More information Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b Chang, Richard (11 February 2011). "'Lowbrow' art thrives in Santa Ana with 'Suggestivism'". OC Register. Retrieved 28 August 2011.
  2. ^ Spoor, Nathan (2011). Suggestivism: a comprehensive survey of contemporary artists. Corte Madera: Gingko Press. ISBN 978-1-58423-447-0.
  3. ^ Spoor, Nathan. "Suggestivism: Grand Central Art Center 2011". Retrieved 28 August 2011.
  4. ^ dc. ""Suggestivism" At Grand Central Art Center Featuring Ron English, Dalek, Mars-1, And More". Living Proof Magazine. Retrieved 28 August 2011.