Is art dead? It sure feels that way when you look at the art galleries and museums. Gone are the days of Warhol, Picasso, Pollock and Rothko. With art being so expensive to produce, many artists are struggling for a living wage or just trying to scrape by in an industry where they feel like they’re drowning. But what if I told you it doesn’t have to be this way? This blog post will provide 12 steps on how reclaim your artist inside!
Step One: Find a way to create art every day.
This can be as simple as doodling in the margins of your notebook or drawing shapes with sidewalk chalk on your driveway. The important thing is that you re-engage yourself with art, which will help break through any creative blockages you may have been experiencing. Is art dead? It sure feels that way when you look at the art galleries and museums. Gone are the days of Warhol, Picasso, Pollock and Rothko. With art being so expensive to produce, many artists are struggling for a living wage or just trying to scrape by in an industry where they feel like they’re drowning. But what if I told you it doesn’t have to
be this way? That art is not dead, that you can reclaim your artist inside yourself and find joy in art-making again.
The art world is constantly changing as creativity and innovation are replaced with profit, commerce, and redundancy. The art industry has been in the business of producing art for a long time now but without any critical reflection on what art means to us today.
Creativity is dead because it’s no longer possible or practical within our current economic system due to “progress.” As artists we’re supposed to be able to create anything when really all we can do is produce things that have already been created many times before just different enough so they might sell more copies. We’re expected to live up their expectations of an artist while still pushing ourselves creatively which isn’t even realistic anymore because there’s nowhere else left for us too go now that everything has been done.
Creativity is dead because art production has become an industry which means that art is only a business and always will be.
Selling art to the masses isn’t about them appreciating it as something new, but rather about buying it in order to feel like they’re part of the trend or investing in hopes that their investment will increase exponentially over time. Art was never supposed to be a commodity for consumption, but now we’ve gone too far down this road where art no longer represents our individual creativity nor does it genuinely support us financially so there’s not much incentive anymore either way. The more creative we are the more likely someone else already did it and may even have done better at doing so then we can do ourselves today anyways cause all art is art, right? art is dead
These are the 12 steps to reclaiming your artist as an individual and sustaining it.
Step One: Audition Yourself by Giving up Fame for a Year The first step of reclaiming artistry starts with giving up fame for a year– no more commissions or requests from others that will take you away from your own creative process. You must focus on yourself and what’s important creatively without any outside influence whatsoever in order to find out if there really is anything left worth salvaging after such long neglecting artistry as seen here today where we have few artists who can simply create something just because they want too. It may be even cute at times when someone does their best
- art has died
- art is dead inside us all
- art doesn’t live in me anymore
Step One: find your artist. The first step to reclaiming the artist inside of you is finding out where they are hiding. It could be as simple as asking yourself what it was that made you feel creative and connected to art when you were a child or teenager, or remembering who introduced you to art for the first time. Typically people remember their early days with art fondly because our brains haven’t yet learned how wrong we are about ourselves and other things, so if this sounds like something interesting then let’s keep reading! If not then I’m sorry but nothing more will help 🙁 No