The fight against fascism and communism heralded in the abstract expressionist era, which celebrated individuality, freedom and personal experience. The very act of applying paint was pushed to its limits, from new physical application techniques to innovative minimalist colour expressions.
Suddenly, the use of art to depict something became irrelevant and the formal and physical qualities of the art - colours, materiality, scale - became the subject. Paintings stopped representing portraits, landscapes, or objects and explored its own qualities.
There Is No Message visits the themes of abstract expressionism, from minimalist colour fields to fast-motion splatters of paint. Modern perspectives such as colour choices and renewed ideas of composition are applied by Vancouver artists who maintain the pure absence of depiction.