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Artist Profile: abelard

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About the Artist

abelard does not spend all its time writing about communication logic and related educational subjects: abelard is also a hard-edge modern artist. Here are some of abelard's hundred-plus paintings. The rest will appear as we take the photographs.

Here is an interview with abelard by art journalist Kathleen Hardman, explaining the artistic philosophy behind abelard's distinctive style. For technical information about abelard's paintings and how to care for them, see this page.


abelard's paintings are exhibited in the following rooms:

  • Tangrams - Paintings based on Chinese tangram puzzles, abelard's own super-tangram and the colour wheel. By abelard.
  • The -Ink Series - Ink series of colour studies. The -ink series studies colours like pink which are produced by mixing a colour (for pink, the colour is red) with white. Each painting looks at colours in a particular sector of the colour wheel. By abelard.
  • Reinhardt Series - Unsurprisingly, the square is a format that many modern artists have explored and tried to master - for instance Reinhardt, Stella, Anuszkiewcz, Albers. Why should I not add my efforts and commentary? I am particularly impressed with the wide range of expression available in such an apparently simple and basic foundation. The Reinhardt series uses a three-by-three grid within a three-by-three grid, similarly to Ad Reinhardt who creates grid paintings of various shades of black.
  • Improving the Masters - Works derived from and influenced by various famous artists and paintings - abelard tidies up and improves the masters!
  • People - Paintings that contain people. By abelard.
  • Shear series - Based on the shearing of rock faces, I use the shear series to explore shifts in colour and line on either side of the fault-line.
  • Float Series - In this series, by careful choice of colours, I make shapes float away from the surface of the two-dimensional painting. By abelard.
  • Eye series - A simple shape used as the foundation to explore colour combinations, their contrasts and harmonies.
  • Trees - In a series based loosely around trees, abelard sees the colours, shapes and patterns of the organic beings called trees.


abelard has the following paintings in the gallery:

A Study in Good & Evil

After Dufy

After Litchenstein

After Miro

After Mondrian

After Van Gogh


Arrangement Mink



Black on Yellow on Yellow

Blue moon

Bronze eye




Chestnuts going over in late June

Cotswold and flowers

Daffodil logic

Disassemble Blue-Violet




Female sine

Five on white


Flower Spikes

Flowers (Witney)

Four On Pink

Gary Kasparov


Green Ejects Blue on Black Field

Green Glow

Knave of Diamonds


Moon, Clouds and Mist

Morning Ice

Nero Wolfe Attempts To Dominate Pink & Green

Nigel Short



Orange And Maroon Do Go

Orange tree






Red bag


Reinhart 1 - Map

Reinhart 3 - Buttercup

Reinhart 4 - Emerald

Reinhart 5 - Roman Legion

Reinhart 6 - Pavilion

Reinhart 7 - Oxford night

Reinhart 8 - Hawthorn Cultivar




Space-Age Tahitian Sun-Rise

Stealth arrowhead

Tangram 12 - Indigo Tangerine

Tangram 13 - Coral Cutter

Tangram 3 - Magenta and Orange

Tangram 4 - Orange is missing

Tangram 6 - Extrude Cobalt

Tangram 7 - Lime Bend

Tangram1 - Magenta is non-spectral

Unfinished Images




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