Abstract artists use a visual language of shape, form, color, and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. The abstract art movement does not depict a person, place or thing in the natural world; or it does, but does not make any visual references.

The concept of abstract art is to only communicate with the viewers in an attempt to understand “reality”. All types of abstract art share a common position – reality is subjective and not concrete, and it’s up to a viewer to define it.

Like abstraction, Minimalism revolves around the idea that art should create its meaning and not be a carbon copy of anything else. Minimalist art involves no aim to reflect an external reality; instead, the artist wants the audience to react only to what is before their eyes.