Ptolemy – The sadness of Abstract Art

Yellow, the universal colour of melancholy since Goethe and Zola, imbues this canvas with a sense of deep alarm and overwrought anxiety. How does Ptolemy keep producing such winsome works? The blotches of greyed-green add an almost regal quality to the ensemble, reminiscent of works by such luminaries as Stubbs, Wilkins-Butt and R.E. Walton.
“In this work I tried to show the loneliness inherent in the abstract milieu. I hope it comes over in the image just how much abstract artists fight daily to bring their masterpieces to the public.”

With sublime shapes like lakes in a desert and excitement exuberating from the artwork’s every pore, it surely won’t be long until thousands of children are christened Ptolemy in his honour.

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