Contemporary art is not “about nothing”. At its basis, it is about form, color, line, texture, pattern, composition and process. These are the formal qualities of artwork, because they describe what the art looks like and how it is created. Contemporary figurative art is an exploration of these formal qualities.
I have always felt that communication between artwork and viewer is crucial. If my art is able to elicit a feeling from the audience, if I have been able to evoke a mood or idea, then I am happy.