Surreal Abstract Seashell Rose – Black and White

Seashell rose divided by lines. Surreal abstract art in black and white by Joseph Westrupp.

The title of this picture is Rosa Black 2.

This is one of the first images for which I toned down the abstractness by adding shadows. I wasn’t trying to eliminate it, just tip the balance more toward surreal. The touch of realism added by the shadows accomplishes that.

There’s a danger with abstract imagery. When it doesn’t look like anything in particular it can become uninteresting and look like a bunch of random shapes unskillfully thrown together.

So my goal here, and in all my work to this point, is to produce imagery that looks like ‘something’ as opposed to a random jumble.

The color counterpart is named Rosa 2.

Canvases and Giclée Prints

Archival-quality prints of this piece are available. Options include framed and unframed fine art paper and canvases.

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