I see a Mark Rothko comment coming
One of his paintings sold this year for $86.9 million USD
I think its a little different about him because he always paints like "that". I also think it looks more "natural" cuz he has to paint everything himself, choose the colors, the canvas etc.
Ive never seen his paintings in real but i know a lot of famous art pieces just have something special about them thats hard to put in words. Its that magic what makes an artist, the magic that awakes emotions in your hear and puts thoughts in ur brain. Drawings from "Miro" also look easy to make but thats not whats its all about. And its like 100% handcraft.
About abstract photography i think in way too many cases it just looks like somebody clicked randomly around added a lot of scripts or such to get a random final resul that just "looks so damn artsy".
If u just randomly paint around on a canvas im quite sure u wont suddenly come up with a miro or rothko or kandinsky or whatever abstract piece. Digital work doesnt include 100% handcraft imho but a lot of things u can just tell the computer to do and then it will do it. Thats why i think it cant ever be as cool as "real abstract art".
Ive more respect for people creating something so simple i always wonder "omg mr. rothko why didnt i come up with this for the past years??"
But sorry that picture i mentioned earlier look totally like a douchebag photoshop job and you could buy lot of leicas for the price it sold for....