My Philosophy about Art
I think that art is merely an extension of the unseen elements that pass through our subconscious that we try to make sense of on some sort of medium like canvas. Similar to how an author views a story that’s been stuck in his/her head for weeks, months, or even years.
While I think that every piece of art is valuable an unique, I also think it should be accessible. Art is nice to look at in museums, but at the end of the day, it just sits there lonely, dark, and quiet.
But art in the home? It brightens up the place. Makes it yours. A conversation piece.
And art at your work? Provokes creativity. Gives the space some personality. Makes the time a little less dull.
Art should be accessible. It’s unique. It’s like a handshake between the creator and the enthusiast. And it shows your incredible taste. 😉
Why Abstract Art?
Short answer: ADHD. Kidding, not kidding.
Long Answer: Honestly, I’m kind of an impulsive person. I enjoy the chaos that I can bring to a piece that I couldn’t otherwise express. Something about being unrestricted in what I create just makes me happy. I can’t really explain it.
I guess another reason is that I just like making something that is not easily distinguishable. It’s always funny to me when I create something, see one thing, and then everyone else around me sees something completely different. It keeps it interesting for sure.
My Philosophy on Buying and Selling Art
I feel like art should be both valuable AND affordable. Of course, this comes down to time and materials, but honestly, I don’t sit and try to make a masterpiece EVERY time. Instead, I try to make interesting pieces with the best materials I have, that people would enjoy having and would some how compliment their lifestyle.
I’m not Picasso, or Monet or even Jackson (my hero)… yet… and until then, I will continue to make art for the sake of sharing a piece of myself with you to enrich your life. Not break your bank account.
For me: Art is really binary. You either like it or you don’t. If it doesn’t call to you, don’t buy it. If you feel a piece is too simple or too weird or too… off… then don’t buy.
I think as a culture, we have this idea that we just have to accept EVERYTHING as art and be okay with that. I don’t know. I know what calls to me and what doesn’t. You probably do too. If the things I make don’t appeal to you, don’t buy them. (But if you see something that calls to you, then please do.)
For example, there is this canvas print of a road at Bed Bath and Beyond that I saw once and didn’t pick up. It called to me at the time, but I shrugged it off. The next time we went there… months later… it was gone. It bothered the heck out of me. It was just a print but that picture has now been burned into my skull as a reminder of the effect that a good piece can have.
Ultimately, I sell art at a price that makes sense. I want both of us to enjoy the process. No pressure.
Only buy pieces that call to you or compliment your life.