Art is a versatile form of self-expression that strictly adheres only to the artist’s personal aesthetic. While this statement is true, there exists a certain common aesthetic or standard that is the basis for the criteria of excellence in the industry. To excel in one discipline of art takes years of practice, but one artist, in particular, excels in four visual art, virtual reality, music, and poetry. This multidisciplinary artist is Carrie Able, a pioneer who has combined all four disciplines in her work.
The COVID-19 pandemic halted all activities across the globe as many countries imposed restrictive measures as prevention for the spread of the virus. Still, artistic minds can find inspiration even from the bleakest of situations, and this one, in particular, has been very productive.
Carrie pumped out three pandemic inspired singles in the last few months and currently has a book of poetry to be published at the end of the year. Her upcoming single “Erase” is an upbeat song about overcoming depression and will be released at midnight Dec 11th on Spotify. In addition to these, she created and filmed an avant-garde documentary VR music video in New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic. She considers this piece to be her gift to the people of NYC.
Being a multidisciplinary artist across four fields of art puts Carrie in a unique position to comfort people and connect with them during difficult times. She is especially inclined to create opportunities in the arts for young artists looking to establish themselves in the art industry. She plans to develop inclusive art experiences designed specifically for people with disabilities. Already a force within the art world, Able began curating exhibits of emerging artists 4 years ago when opening her own namesake gallery space in Williamsburg Brooklyn.
Asked about what motivates her to create art, she says, “I work really hard because I know there is a vast amount of art inside of me to be released before I die.” To Carrie Able, art is an intuitive and authentic way for her to communicate herself and show herself to the world. With the example of her oil-on-linen paintings with augmented reality components, she will continue to push innovative forms of art with technology in combining music, art, film, virtual reality, and poetry.
Carrie has been working with oil on linen for over twenty years, with her earliest work focusing on realism with the renaissance oil technique. For the past decade, however, she has been challenging the line between the abstract and representative. With the advent of virtual reality, she ventured into the world of VR painting and established herself as an authority in the field. She creates masterful pieces with her mind’s vision as her only reference.
The future continues to look bright for Carrie as she is currently preparing her largest solo exhibition to date in Manhattan with Wallplay while also in talks with several blue-chip galleries who have represented artists with works averaging six digits. For the first time ever her original works available for under 10K will be collectible directly from her website.
As Able’s own success expounds, she plans to continue using her platform to create opportunities for talented emerging artists. The beauty of art lies in the emotions and ideas it expresses toward its audience, and Carrie Able gains great fulfillment in bringing joy and inspiration to new art collectors and artists alike with her pieces.
To view her recent music videos and find out more about her and how she incorporates advanced technology in art visit her YouTube channel.
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