Intersectional Art Definitions

Many people ask what category does the “NoteWordy Art by Wheels” fall into?Binary Intersectional art - sample 1

Is it Contemporary Art?  Abstract Art?  Or just plain ol’ colorful wall decoration?

It is actually something called “Intersectional Art”.

What is Intersectional Art?  Are there different versions?

Imagine you drew a figure 8 or a clover leaf shape.  Now at each intersection of the line, the area that is filled are alternated at the intersection.  This is simple or “Binary” intersectional art.  A couple examples are shown here.

Binary Intersectional Art Sample 2


The next level of intersectional contemporary art is called “True Intersectional Art” and it has additional areas where the image folds upon itself to create white space or as the art critics in New York City like to say “negative space”.  In other words, it is sort of like a checkerboard … but more interesting.  See the image example below which is considered a mono or single color sample of “True Intersectional Art”. True-Intersectional-Art


Along comes color…

Most of the images of Intersectional art that people are familar with, at least in the United States and Europe, are multi-colored.  Some artists use different colors for each section within a given image (selectory technique) [see google example below] while other artists overlay Intersectional components of different colors on top of each other (poly-morphic) or interwoven with each other (inter-morphic). Intersectional Art version of Google Logo by Wheels

Art created by the artist known as Wheels is usually known for the use of basic, primary vibrant colors in a poly-morphic, True Intersectional art format.



Where does Intersectional Art belong?

While Intersectional Art is considered by many to be Contemporary and Abstract, the Intersextional Artist Wheels considers it to be more “Semi-Abstract”. 

“It seems like a more accurate description of the work.  While the fill areas are sometimes simply black or white to create a stark contract, I like to use a single, bold color for each “element” within my art … while keeping within the polymorph style of Intersectional art.”  – Wheels


What do you think about Intersectional Art?

Do you think it is the “Next Great Art Form” or “Just Something in a Gallery that I don’t Get”?  Do you prefer mono or colored styles?

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One Response to Intersectional Art Definitions

  1. […] as he signs his paintings, also known as local resident Dave Wheeler, explains the origins of Intersectional Art.  ”I created my style of art, called Intersectional Art, around 2000 in New Milford, CT. […]

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