No Reason To Believe
Art is kind of like the concept of a soul. Someone somewhere came up with the idea that your soul is separate from your body and lasts forever and ever. It is exactly who you are; it is the purity of your being that is higher or better than your simple dumb body. But why bother with a soul when one can see that your personality and mind are interwoven with your body? That if you had a different body, you would be a different person? We are singular beings, not people divided into “soul” and “body”.
People have made “art” to be kind of like that. Over the years the definition of art has become something that’s “higher” or more sacred than common images or objects. People can create a painting or a sculpture, but in the traditional sense, not all of it is considered “art”. For the past 100 years or so, people have been debunking that myth. Art is simply a word. When broken down into its simplest terms, it doesn’t really mean much. If art is something that a person creatively assembles with intention, then art can be anything: from a piece of chalk to a landscape painting to an Ikea dresser. And when art is anything, it becomes everything, therefore rendering itself null and void.
It is just a word.
the idea is more important than the outcome.
The problem has always been “WHAT SHOULD I DRAW?”
Art: Something that someone does/makes that you don’t get.
Not-Art: Something that someone does/makes that you get.
Who would want to go to a building just to look at pictures on the walls?
What a stupid notion.
Artists of all sorts make work about what they know and what they’re into.
That’s why I think some artists/people need to break away from “art life” and start making work about relevant things.
“The more sophisticated your website looks, the more legitimate you become as an artist.”
Artists really like images.
Or at least they’re supposed to.
Being an avid tumblr addict, images hardly do anything for me. I see literally hundreds (if not thousands) of images per day, and I scroll through them like they’re nothing. Only once in a while do images really pop out to me and grab my attention.
I am part of the generation with a short attention span, who forgets things easily, and constantly needs to be entertained. I am the lazy and over-privileged. I hardly care for making new images because all the original images have been made.
We are the generation of remixers.
That sounds like a good definition of what I do.
I don’t know what art is, so I’m just going to create stuff and hope that people see it as artistic.