Why would I bother to make art? When I can see art in that
is around me.
the short walk to university every day I look at the sky, the houses and the stone
walls. What appears
to exist as non
appears to me
to be much
more like art
of the art
theoretical understanding of
the 20th Century.
The idea that art must be based within a medium such as
sculpture was shattered. Today, art
is no longer constrained by a
Instead, it is constrained by a
Art is only art
minds of those who believe it to be
. The only way that one is able to distinguish
is through one’s
of what art is and what art is not can be damaging to artists
to make art. Although the boundaries of what art is and what art is not
, there is still a distinction between what art is and what art is not.
Why is this? Context is
perhaps the most
to this understanding,
if anything appears within the
context of art (whether this be fitting in some way to art
history, or appearing in a space where art is viewed)
it will be
considered to be
it is not
within the context of art,
not be considered to be art.
Artists making art, as art, and not as non
art, are making work for the market.
market may not be monetary, the artist is not necessarily making the work for a
financial gain, but is making work to fit within the
of art. Artists making art, as
art, are producing something
fully to fit within the context of art. Is
restraining? Perhaps. One needs to remind themselves that the boundaries have
been broken. Anything can be art.
So why do artists still make
Is it for the enjoyment that the artists gets during the making
the work? Is it for the
enjoyment of seeing the
work? Is it the
enjoyment of producing something
original? Is it for the financial gain? Is
response to the world?
Is it to show others
your perspective and experiences?
Or is it for something deeper than this?
If you make art, as
art, then you will be an artist. If
you make non
art, as a
then you may not be considered to be an artist within
the context of art. But you may
Why I would bother to make Art