Some artist friends and I have been discussing the labels that we (or our clients) give to our art. Is it OK to differentiate between a piece of modern sculpture and a contemporary painting by using the term "abstract wall art"?
Nancy Christy-Moore said, "I like it fine, especially when it's my art they're putting on the wall." Her point was that the general public is not necessarily aware of the fine distinctions that artists or serious collectors may make between terms such as original painting, giclee print on canvas, or framed poster. They are all pictures they can hang on a wall.
I had previously shuddered at the term wall art, putting it in the category of decoration, the kind that is mass-produced in a factory. Yet I see the term used more and more on the internet to include fine art as well. So perhaps I need to get up-to-date and accept this term more generously.
Language is alive and always changing according to how people use it. If they call my paintings abstract wall art, then that's what they are.