I mean no offense by the title of this thread, just hoping to spur discussion.
I'll admit it. I'm dense when it comes to art appreciation and I probably am just ignorant to the qualities of abstract art. Or perhaps like all art, there are some good, fewer great, and a whole lot of bad. I usually don't get abstract/installation art but I see galleries/studios full of them, often at hilarious prices. There are a few I've mildly enjoyed, but countless more that I did not. I was just at a gallery walk last friday and 75% of the paintings were abstract and I just can't see the appeal.
Also the three "abstract" artists I spoke to were either very defensive or shy and responded to my sincere (and polite) inquiries with either hostility or redirecting back to me and my paintings.
I wonder if anyone shares my feelings, and could direct me to some abstract art/artists that may have moved you.