Explore the various forms of abstract art and writing. This online exhibition gives you a peek into the full collection available in the August 2021 issue of ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal.

ArtAscent Gold Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

August Barringer

ArtAscent Gold Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

There is a blurring concept, constantly evolving and questioned in its abstract nature: gender. Artists such as August Barringer raise questions about gender dichotomy and challenge the binary model of mainstream society. They can do so through the power of abstract art. August’s installation Effulgence is a striking example of this.

August Barringer is the Gold Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

ArtAscent Gold Writer of the 2021 Abstract call for writers.

Alex Steiner

Humble π

If you pay attention long enough, you’ll find circles in everything. From the embryo that patterned you, to the patterns designing natures’ abstract markings. The eyes capturing this world and the planets’ spheres, lighting the distance. And, ever since I started my proof, I can’t seem to escape its circular constants. The equation never changes, only its abstract integers…

How can literature be abstract? Can a text, a piece of writing, a poem, take on an evocative appearance, tell a story without explicitly revealing itself? This is the style that distinguishes Alex Steiner’s creation. Alex writes about experiences, memories, life—and she does it through a style that could be described as creative non-fiction.

Alex Steiner is the Gold Writer of the ArtAscent Abstract call for writers. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

ArtAscent Silver Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

Stella Guan

ArtAscent Silver Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

Stella Guan invites us into the often blocked and difficult to navigate domain of mental struggles. Stella’s paintings guide the spectator to the context of an inner and outer self, connecting both worlds boldly and vigorously. With abstract art tools, Stella’s images have the power to coax from each observer a personal interpretation. The randomness of the abstract suddenly makes sense.

Stella Guan is the Silver Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

www.stellaguanart.com

ArtAscent Bronze Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

Syl Arena

ArtAscent Bronze Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

Conventionally, the ties of photography with reality are never questioned since the camera’s shutter seems to fix the surface of a moment. However, artists like Syl Arena push photography’s capacity for abstract expression.

Syl Arena is the Bronze Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

https://sylarena.com

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

Todd Brugman

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

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www.toddbrugman.com

ArtAscent Distinguished Writer of the 2021 Abstract call for writers.

S. B. Borgersen

The Erasure of Delphine’s Bridge

The bluesman sings Delphine into the dark. Watching nothing. Rolling tongue around the lyrics. His eyes, slo-mo, as the harmonica weeps its way in with the bridge—asking questions—where she has been and why don’t she love him no more? He sees her then red-haloed lit, under his eyelids. Ain’t had no lovin’, he nasal-sings. Why dontcha come back to me?…

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http://www.sueborgersen.com

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

Dechen Cui

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

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www.cuidecheng.com

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

Dakin Roy

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

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http://www.dakinroy.com/

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

Stephanie Buraga Fisher

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

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https://www.itjustlookscool.com/

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

Freek Sanders

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

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https://www.dichtend.nl/

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

Khim Hipol

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

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https://khimhipol.com

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

Brian Arte

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

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www.brianarte.com

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

Ken Moran

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

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www.kenmoranphotography.com

ArtAscent Distinguished Writer of the 2021 Abstract call for writers.

Freek Sanders

The “What” and “Why” of Human Poetry

Words as symbolical material are under ever-increasing scrutiny. As 7.8 billion users usher sounds in sequences that reveal information, the likelihood of misunderstandings increases. This situation is further complicated by the emergence of so-called chat bots; one of the first ones being Eliza…

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ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

John Laue

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

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https://www.facebook.com/john.o.laue

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

Irene Sirko

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

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www.irenesirko.com

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

Elena Disabato

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

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www.redkimono.com

ArtAscent Distinguished Writer of the 2021 Abstract call for writers.

Susan Nickerson

Donor Cells

“Attention please,” the voice boomed over the loudspeaker. “There will be a meeting of all adult stem cells in fifteen minutes. We will be meeting in Auditorium A, located in the lower-left hip. All must attend.”
Great, I thought as I chugged along with other worn out cells as we sluggishly made our way toward the auditorium. Things had been going downhill for a while in the Marrow Department, so I figured this was going to be another lecture on our poor job performance…

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ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

Jessica Meyer

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

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www.SayJEStoAdventure.com

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

Claudia Longo

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Abstract call for artists.

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