|work in progress- oil - 30 x 30"|
Personally I hate confusing 'art speak', and always appreciate reading an artists statement that is written in simple language so anyone can understand. That can sometimes be hard for us artists! We get excited about and caught up in our own technical interests and ideas about how we make our art, so much so that we forget the simple(but 'ultimately sophisticated') edit. I know I have written tons of statements over the years to go with my art. Tons of boring yadda yadda yadda waxing poetic about my art philosophy etc. Who really cares? no one that's who! ha ha. I'm learning as I go on.
As my art changes so do my statements. Here's my most recent attempt. We'll see how long it lasts. heh. heh.
"Recent themes in my work acknowledge personal freedoms and joys found in the activity of everyday life. The freedom of cycling along, the joy of quiet solitude, the delight of a holiday. With these ideas in mind, I merge the pictorial with the emotional. I love the meditative process of working in oils."
I had to laugh when I viewed this satirical youtube by visual artist Charlotte Young. Hope you get a laugh or two.