Thursday, 26 October 2017

What are the biggest problems facing artists today?

What are the biggest problems facing artists today? 

Studio space, how to get paid, social inequality. 




The transcendence of colour, form and wanting to create paintings that are beautiful; these are things that I focus my time and attention on. There are some practicalities that artists also need to consider. How can we thrive in a commercial art market and build a financially stable career whilst being authentic to the work we create? Moreover, in a society riven with political turmoil, migration concerns and the irrevocable threat of war, artists should ask themselves this question. Does my work need to reflect the times we are living in?

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