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Artuminate’s Abstract Design Style Competition
Results Announced!!

2021

Foreword

The abstract design style is a 2021 design and writing competition organized by artuminate. Shapes, lines, and colors are the primal elements composing this design style. An attention-grabbing design style based on the principle of ‘less is more’ with a focus on unique design elements.
Artuminate was looking for a conceptual design and write-up submission on the abstract design style.
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First prize Winner!

Absolute Zobel ©Andres Quevedo

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Absolute Zobel ©Andres Quevedo

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Absolute Zobel ©Andres Quevedo

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Absolute Zobel ©Andres Quevedo

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Absolute Zobel

Abstractism is perhaps the biggest foot marching in the breakdown of this relationship of object and projection, the breaking of values is not enough to express how immeasurable it is to abandon the taxation of the world to ask the question of What do we want to be? To our interior excluding our environment, an individual question, subjective but that is objectivist in society to give rise to next frontiers, as I imagine Giordano Bruno in - If you shoot an arrow infinitely until you reach the frontier of the world that will be on the other side of the wall, waiting for you to hit and climb back to that border, what's on the other side? An infinity and in this case, how much is the limit of abstractism? like man, infinite.

Andres Quevedo

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Second Prize Winner!

Decoding Play of Streets ©Aparnaa C. & Sparsh Patlan

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Decoding Play of Streets ©Aparnaa C. & Sparsh Patlan

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Decoding Play of Streets ©Aparnaa C. & Sparsh Patlan

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Decoding Play of Streets ©Aparnaa C. & Sparsh Patlan

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Decoding Play of Streets

Lines are projections of varied units of figures dissected or organised in a certain form and can be explored in multiplicity of ways. Utilization of a multitude of forms, density and complexities of lines (to further even create shapes) in tandem with a colour palette inducing particular emotions are tools to interpret and analyse, create and represent designs in various domains. The design style reflects the juxtaposition of these forms with playfulness as the catalyst to evoke new meanings. They are used in various ways, always subject to distinct methodologies for depicting ideas. As John Dewey (1950) states “In order to understand the aesthetic in its ultimate and approved forms, one must begin with it in the raw; in the events and scenes that hold the eye and ear.”

Aparnaa C. & Sparsh Patlan

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Third Prize Winner!

SPACED EXPERIENCE ©Zeynep ÇOLAK

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SPACED EXPERIENCE ©Zeynep ÇOLAK

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SPACED EXPERIENCE ©Zeynep ÇOLAK

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SPACED EXPERIENCE ©Zeynep ÇOLAK

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SPACED EXPERIENCE

Idea of abstract design isn’t creating something new, something that has never been created before but to bring out familiar things in new ways that hasn’t been shown before. It is about making things mean something new and also bringing familiar things in while making them appear totally different in a way that is new and true. Personally speaking, I think abstraction is the most important concept of art. To me, abstract style is based on culture, on shared experiences. In other words, the essence of this style is not about creating art but experiencing art. It is about getting read of what is not essential to the last bits to make a point until there is only left room for the pure experience.

Zeynep ÇOLAK

She is a 3rd year architecture student at TED University. She was born and raised in Ankara/Turkey but currently she lives in Istanbul. Besides the architecture, she is getting educated to become a sculpture artist. She is also a former ski racing athlete in the national team and a big enthusiast of violin. Her goal is to become an inspiring artist in plastic arts.

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Honorable Mention

THE GLITCH- an example of abstractionism ©Shreya Bansal & Vishali Srikanth

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THE GLITCH- an example of abstractionism ©Shreya Bansal & Vishali Srikanth

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THE GLITCH- an example of abstractionism ©Shreya Bansal & Vishali Srikanth

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THE GLITCH- an example of abstractionism ©Shreya Bansal & Vishali Srikanth

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THE GLITCH- an example of abstractionism

Abstract design is one of the most out of the box design styles out there. It combines the simpler and subtler elements of a design to create a simple structure that is not so simple to visual receptors in the human eye.Our brain can't process images with repetitive elements placed closely. The points seem to blend into each other and yet differ at the same time.Our eyes perceive things just as they have existed since our brain started formulating and analysing our surroundings. So when there is something out of order, our brain tries to put it into a category and fails to create a feeling of captivity, the need to solve the puzzle, the curiosity to examine and categorize it.

Shreya Bansal & Vishali Srikanth

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Honorable Mention

CIRCLING HOTSPOT ©Anastasia Chatzikonstantinou & Ebru Bengisu-Chatzikonstantinou

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CIRCLING HOTSPOT ©Anastasia Chatzikonstantinou & Ebru Bengisu-Chatzikonstantinou

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CIRCLING HOTSPOT ©Anastasia Chatzikonstantinou & Ebru Bengisu-Chatzikonstantinou

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CIRCLING HOTSPOT ©Anastasia Chatzikonstantinou & Ebru Bengisu-Chatzikonstantinou

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CIRCLING HOTSPOT

For our conceptual design, we had inspiration from this element of our daily lives in the times of the pandemic. An abstraction indicates a departure from reality; the reduction of it to the bare minimum. In the same manner, our social lives during the pandemic have been reduced to the bare minimum of interaction. Our current routines feel like an abstract image of our past circumstances, a pale imitation of a past real world where only the “essentials'' are spared.

Anastasia Chatzikonstantinou & Ebru Bengisu-Chatzikonstantinou

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Shortlisted Entries

Marie Metelkovã¡ | Inevitable Order


Alexander Foster | Abstract: Can It Be Quantified?


Jeel Makwana | Perspective


Kowsar Mohammadi & Sarbarz Chireh | The Usual


Aliffi Majiid | Chaos Universe


Betul Ozlem Yimaz | Rhythm Of Happiness

 

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