I want to understand my own work. How do I go about it?

Total Views: 757 Understanding your work is an endless process of approximation. While objects might appear to be static or finalized, our minds keep changing their ideas and interpretations about it. Someone might mention an aspect that we previously were oblivious of; a new piece might add additional contextual layers to a body of work. … Continue reading “I want to understand my own work. How do I go about it?”

My work feels alien, raw and unstable. It makes me feel uneasy and worried. Should I still pursue it?

Total Views: 1027People love comfort zones. They offer low levels of stress and anxiety, and represent temporary safe havens. While being in constant comfort might sound perfect, it also includes the risks of boredom and stagnation; in the right amounts, anxiety can actually improve one’s performance. Since art strives towards the unknown and unestablished, artists … Continue reading “My work feels alien, raw and unstable. It makes me feel uneasy and worried. Should I still pursue it?”

Contemporary art is complex and scary. How can others help me find my way?

Total Views: 718Since contemporary art is a platform for almost any personal expression, there cannot easily be general guidelines or expectations on what an artist should do: your art can be whatever you want it to be – which is both potential and burden, especially to beginners. What to do, and how, and why? Everyone … Continue reading “Contemporary art is complex and scary. How can others help me find my way?”