I dont bother much with my views on the art world. but today for some weird reason ( maybe its the heat) I felt like getting on the soap box.
So your an artist trying to make it in the Art world, and you study, and you
go reach out and network, mingle with other artist and meet curators and
such..get your work published..and yet. you see some crap art work out there
that sells for thousands and even millions. What is it your doing wrong, why the
hell some of these hack artist make crazy amounts of loot with work that seem to
be slapped together over night in some drunken rage...well...it comes down to
basically one thing..who's dick you are riding..sorry ..who you know!
I ve been one to work my craft and skills to the point where people are just
shocked and amazed, but even I have my moments like..wtf, how come I aint rich
I got a good look at the inner workings of the art world these past few days,
the stuff your dont see...warehouses of art work that bounces from one end of
wow to the other end of ... oh god..burn it!.
The folks purchasing these things?...filthy rich be on belief.
But it isn't so much for the appreciation of the work rather than..something
they can hang up and brag about.
which brings me back to why the fuck, bother doing it...at least for me..its
the love of the craft..Id rather sit in my room and just paint things that will
make people go," damn..or awwwe".. any reaction...to me its some sort of
success...but business wise...its a handicap..
Part of that reason is why I do more than just paint tits and ass's..I can do
other things..such as photography, sculpting, digital graphics and so on..Arm
your self for this world, would be artist... its a strange one..pick your
grounds, then attack!
the more your know how things operate in the world, the better off you will