Autistic art

Autistic art is art created by autistic artists or art which captures or conveys a variety of autistic experiences or demeanor. Art by autistic artists has long been shown in separate venues from artists without disabilities. and the art of those with autism has often been considered part of Outsider Art

People with an autism spectrum disorder have similar personalities and experiences, such as autism, exhibits genius and exceptional skill in a certain field – along with a massive memory. These skills include prodigious drawing ability and visual memory, the ability to replay a classical tune by ear or memorize large numbers, and unparalleled language skills.

Unlike most disabilities, there are few physical cues associated with autism. Social cues may be a more obvious way to detect neuro-diversity. Interacting with a Autistic People may leave you charmed, confused, dazzled by intriguing facts, or simply frustrated by odd behavior. Color it any way you’d like, but the reality is that autism has had an illuminating impact, bringing unexpected light and shade to the mainstream.

Autistic people translating their particular views of the world into art pieces. The work can be a comfort and relief to people longing to express themselves, and can also help others understand the mental processes of autism.

The works of some autistic artists have featured in art publications, documentaries and been exhibited in mainstream galleries.

Stephen Wiltshire is one of the most famous autistic artists. His works are largely architectural or of cityscapes, monuments and buildings. Other autistic artists producing representational art include Richard Wawro, Jessica Hillary Park and Ping Lian Yeak.

Figurative art:
Dutch artist Roy Wenzel (born 1959) was diagnosed at age 11. His art is that of excess, with highly assertive and gestural images.

Christophe Pillault and Donna Williams focus on figurative works with an emphasis on movement. Both artists feature in the award-winning book ARTism by Bernice Pelletier and Karen Simmons and published by Autism Today. Christophe Pillault paints with his hands. His works were featured in the book Art of the Mind published by the M.I.N.D Institute.

Mark Rimland is a self-taught American whose drawings and paintings are often figurative and feature people and cats. The son of autism pioneer Bernard Rimland, Mark was featured in the documentary Lifting The Fog; A Look Into The Mysteries of Autism, in ARTism and illustrated the book The Secret Night World Of Cats.

Abstract art:
Larry Bissonnette and Henriett Seth F. make abstract, highly patterned works. Roibeard Catnip Tull, Sarah Daisey Van Diesel, Karen Johnson, Silke Heyer, and Kristina Teskey also make abstract works.

Imaginary worlds:
Gilles Trehin and George Widener do detailed imaginary worlds. Gilles is a self-taught French artist who works in pencil, largely architectural. He represents an imaginary world called Urville through his sketches. He was featured in the BBC4 documentary Art Savant: The City Inside My Head.