Is there a market for abstract graphic design?

4 years ago from , Head of UX Design at Tabmedia

Hi DN, I've been going over my main influences while gathering references for a portfolio design, and I noticed most of it fits into an "abstract" graphic design category. From Michael Paul Young (ex-Design Graphik - https://www.michaelpaulyoung.com/) to Build (although a lot more typographic lately - https://studio.build/work/nike-track-field-2018), TDR and some motion designers ( https://www.behance.net/gallery/77370529/Bloomberg-RCRT-Data-Viz , https://www.behance.net/gallery/78604983/poster-collection-vol6 ).

This sort of project is usually labeled (and sold) as experimentation design or just personal art, and besides a few motion graphics project, I don't see a lot of space for this kind of work. However, it's something I've been doing as a hobby for years but now I'm looking into as a possible line of work as I transition from a 9-to-5 UX job back to freelance projects.

So, some questions: 1) Do you see a market need for these kinds of graphics? (I understand that trends come and go) 2) Is it one of those things that is very specific to a certain kind of client? (e.g. recod label album art and movie posters)

Thanks in advance for any opinions and help.