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“The Freedom of Expression, The Mosaic of Meaning: An Abstract Show”

Updated: Sep 28, 2021

The Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is hosting A Virtual and Live Exhibition: “The Freedom of Expression, The Mosaic of Meaning:

An Abstract Show”. The Exhibition will be held from 27th September – 22nd October


The Vision

Artists of Trinidad and Tobago are being called to express themselves through their art with an abstract show. Through the pandemic, it caused many emotions and uncertainty in each of our lives. We were faced with many changes, some good and some were bad. Some of us gained something positive, while others gained something negative. Whatever it is you experienced or are experiencing, we want you to share with us all these experiences through abstraction.

Abstract art has been around for well over 100 years. Some might even assert that

abstraction started with the cave paintings of thousands of years ago—and has held

its own against changing art movements, manifestos, and testimonials for all these


Abstraction can be traced to Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Cubism. All

three helped realize the idea that art could be non-representative. Abstract art now

lives in the art world in many forms. It is two- and three-dimensional. It can be vast

or small. Abstract art can also be made with many materials and on many surfaces. It

can be used in concert with representational art or completely abstract. Artists creating

it often focus on other visual qualities like colour, form, texture, scale and more in

their non-objective work.

The continuing interest in abstract art lies in its ability to inspire our curiosity about

the reaches of our imagination and the potential for us to create something completely

unique in the world.


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