Abstract Expressionism

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Meet The Artist

NASSIM NASR // LEBANON

Based in Dubai, Nassim is a Lebanese-born self-taught student of Minimalism, Abstract Expressionism, and Action Painting. Nassim finds inspiration in the overlap of modern sensibilities with the complexities of the traditional. This comes through in his multi-layered, boldly textured compositions which feature scratches, scrapings, and rubbings – a physical manifestation of the eternally questioning mind. Nassim calls it “the interplay between the fundamentals – our nature, scientific absolutes, the building blocks of ordered society...and the reality that any external force could disrupt that order. Chaos looms in the blink of an eye.”
Nassim’s technique involves adding and subtracting multiple layers of non-representational painting, starting with the application of primary color onto canvas using brushes and scrapers.

NASSIM NASR

CONTEMPORARY
2 TO 4 HOURS
BEGINNER

Origins

Abstract Expressionism was an American post–World War II art movement. It became a leading trend in Western painting during the 1950s. the movement developed was developed in New York in the 1940s & the 1950s. The most recognized American Abstract Expressionist painters were Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, and Mark Rothko. In 1946, Art critic Robert Coates first applied the term “Abstract Expressionism” to American art, however, the term was used by Germany’s Der Sturm magazine in 1919.
The Term “Abstract Expressionism” is meant to encompass not only the work of painters who filled their canvases with fields of color &/or abstract shapes & forms, but also those who attacked their canvases with dribbles, splashes, or smears onto the canvas, using gestural expressions. The movement includes many different styles in paintings in terms of technique and quality of expression. Nevertheless, Abstract Expressionism has become the most accepted term for a group of artists who had much in common. They often use degrees of abstraction either by depicting forms unrealistically or, forms not comprehensible to the visible world (nonobjective). They emphasize freedom, spontaneity, and the expression of personal emotions.

Check Your Toolkit

We have selected the best tools and designed your tool box in collaboration with the artist to lay the ground for your creations. 


Set Up Kit

2 X Paper cover

1 X Textile apron


Creative Set

2 X Stretched canvas

1 X Set of brushes

1 X Wooden palette

1 X Ceramic glass

1 X Set of acrylic paint with 12 colors

1 X Medium gel tube

1 X Set of palette knives





Set Up kit

Creative Set

Creative Set

Tips From The Artist

Here are some of Nassim's secret tips for this atelier

Atelier Duration

The atelier is adapted for beginners and the approximate duration ranges from
2 to 4 hours

Find Your Creative Spot

Feel free to paint anywhere! It can be at home in your living room or in your kitchen. Choose a place where you feel inspired. 

Material Duration

Once you're done with the atelier, wash your brushes, palette knives, and ceramic glass with water. 

Layers Application

To create layers, wait for the paint to dry before you apply another layer on top of it. Otherwise, it will mix with the paint and change the color.

Questions & Answers

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