You know what's so wonderful about art?
Everyone can use it to express his thoughts and feelings.
And since the world is so big, I don't mind how people take it. I only talk to them when they approach me and ask for my opinion, and when I meet the arrogant ones that do shit, I tell them so, but usually, my own expression is all that mattes.
Alot of Australian gallery art annoys me, nothing I can do about it besides getting myself in one of those galleries for having made some amazing art.
The Archibald prize here is amazing.
I suppose there's nothing I can do besides doing art I like.
Hmm... I am a self-proclaimed artist because in order to proclaim it i need to be interested in doing art in the first place, skill can go suck itself for it will have no choice but to get better the more interested i am.... Skill is not impressive, it's robotic (assuming one is not braindead and is able to observe, learn, etc...which is innate to humans luckily). Robotic is not good either... I've even seen great artists so damn cooked up in their work designing packaging material that they don't even concider themselves artists anymore, they concider themselves 'graphic designers' when asked...poor sods.
People who concider themselves artists just to look cool and without an actual hobby...these are the real hacks you should be raging against, not sucky artists who can't take criticism.
(excuse my horrible grammer)Picasso...was probably one of the best draftsmen in recent history, yet he saw something conceptual in what he was doing...and he followed that regardless of whether people would see it. Drawing and Painting are only a very small and limited selection of artistic expressions.
Im not sayign you have to buy into it. All im saying is that it is very ignorant and shallow to lump everything you dislike into the category of being "self proclaimed" and/or lazy.
the truth of the matter is that regardless of our opinions towards abstract, minimalist, simplistic, design-orient art...just as much time and effort often go into the piece. It serves a different demograph of people who's artistic values serve a different spectrum of creativity.
Being able to draw and render isnt the end all or be all of art...heck not even illustration. And although i believe they are critical and important i think its silly to put boundaries and speculations on what it means to be an artist (especially when one of the major forces of artistic merit is the desire to break rules).
Lastly...Fine Artists say the same things about us who prefer to work digitally and illustrators in general.
Last edited by JakehC; February 2nd, 2010 at 06:28 PM.
I think the phrase is "mere illustration."
Medicine is science... art can never be! So don't mess up things!
Art for arts sake! GOsh... people this topic is needless....
This was such a kak thread. It does not deserve to be resurrected.
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