Minimalist or Complex: Sculpture Compositions and Preference

When selecting abstract work, what makes some individuals veer towards an intricate, very complex design? Is it the way that each element co...

When selecting abstract work, what makes some individuals veer towards an intricate, very complex design? Is it the way that each element comes together to form an entire coherent entity?

At the same time, what spurs on others to prefer the simple and basic contours of minimalist design? When we delve down to the heart of the matter, a lot of factors can come into play when dealing with preferences. First off, one of the greatest influences on an impulse choice is the surrounding environment. You may not want to acquire a complicated and extravagant artwork if it’s surrounded by other highly detailed, large or multi-colored works. A minimalist two-toned work may stick out of this kind of crowd though. Both the environment of the gallery and the environment of your home differ greatly, so choose well and think about the differences between them before you decide.

Another factor in analyzing preference could be the history of an artist’s previous compositions. If you’re a person who’s usually safe, maybe someone who would rather have something that’s familiar and already known through the public eye, then you might go for a piece similar to the ones he or she usually composes. If you’re feeling a bit on the chance side, you could buy a piece that the artist doesn’t usually bring out. This can be good as well because the piece could become one-of-a-kind in theme. It could grow to be a valued collector’s item in the future.



The most important factor though, is just as you would have guessed: personality. We could think up hundreds of thousands of ways to judge why someone would pick one thing or another. We could look up his history or his daily routines, but in the end it usually all comes down to what he personally finds attractive. The two factors that I wrote about above are just some of the externals that might shed some light on the topic for you. ☺

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