Flor Linckens is a cultural historian and an avid art collector - minimal and geometric abstract art in particular. In addition to her work as an editor and online marketeer for GalleryViewer, she works as a freelancer for the Van Abbemuseum, Art Rotterdam, Unseen and Young Collectors Circle. She founded Galeriereporter, Cultuurambassadeurs & Nordic Days, for which she reports and creates inspiring collaborations between culture-focused instagrammers, bloggers and vloggers — and she is always in the know of what is going on in the art world. In this collection, she explains her love for contemporary abstract art.
When Ellsworth Kelly started using unconventionally shaped canvases - all of which evoke a perfect amount of tension - in the 1950s and 1960s, he was a pioneer in the art world. In doing so, he blurred the boundaries between painting and sculpture, and effectively challenged us to rethink our notions of what art can be. The same goes for several other modern abstract and minimal artists. But if a lot of abstract art has been tried before, how can you, as a contemporary artist, still leave your own distinctive trademark on your abstract work? For me, this would be best achieved by adding a theoretical, conceptual framework or by using remarkable materials. For this collection, I selected 5 works of art for which the artists built on a fascinating concept and / or material. In many cases, they even manage to convey a critical message between the lines.