Read about Arshille Gorky’s context:
The Water of the Flowery Mill:
Hans Arp’s Human Concretion:
George Morris’ Concretion:
In your comments, explore the differences between abstraction and “concretion”, a term used by Arp and Mccollum to draw a distinction with abstraction.
What interests you more? Is the distinction important in understanding the purpose or meaning of the art that results from either method?
Which are you interested in exploring? Do you think it is possible to do both simultaneously? Do you think Gorky does that?
Additional references on Abstract and figurative art from The Art Story:
And a link to a podcast on John Graham (but at least look at the abstraction):