Ell adaptation i really liked this artist statement by elisa paloschil, so i used it as a form to build my artist statement around feel free to use my work as a model for yours “i use photography as a means of self-expression – i make pictures for myself, to identify with hidden qualities of my character, to better understand my. I hate writing them because writing a decent artist statement is hard one reason it's hard is that you're often trying to articulate the thoughts behind the work, and that task always brings to mind the lewis hine quote if i could say it in words, i wouldn't need to photograph or, as robert frost put it when. Sending out a bad artist statement is like sending out a cv printed on crappy paper, with stains on it it doesn't help to make you (or your work) look very good but aren't you a photographer, a visual artist if you had wanted to become a writer you would have done so, right over the past few years, i've. How to write an artist statement special projects digital photography | pho 2453 instructor carrie acosta, wwwcarrieacostacom/class quoted content is courtesy of the emily carr institute, writing centre artist statements are generally very difficult for an artist to write often, it is difficult to know where to be- gin, or what. Making photographs is an act of discovery, both in capturing the image in the field and in printmaking in the very early days of photography viewers were fascinated by the detail of the photographic process one such statement by an unknown parisian reviewer was made describing the details in a daguerreotype,. When art work, including photography, is presented it often comes along with an artist statement as a way of contextualizing and defining the work this is not the easiest request for visual artists, such as photographers, since they are better at communicating through their work exclusively here is a look at. If you were having a personal conversation with the artist and you were asking about their art, would they talk like that, in those terms probably not and neither should the artist when composing and writing their artist statement here are some tips and ideas for all artists to think about when composing a new statement or. Recent talks with a local shop have prompted one of my least favorite tasks writing an artist's statement it is an incredibly difficult task to describe your own work without sounding arrogant or self-absorbed worse yet, if your images span a variety of subjects and styles (as mine often to), trying to sum up the collection in a.
Artist's statement an artist's statement is an artist's written description of their work the brief verbal representation is for, and in support of, his or her own work to give the viewer understanding your artist statement is about facts, a basic introduction to your art it's not instructions on what to experience just about all artists. Tackle this necessary evil with confidence here are seven steps for writing a better artist statement, plus a checklist. Create a clear and intelligent artist statement that truly express yourself as an artist with these artist statement examples that you can use as your reference photography artist photography artist brookeshadencom details file format pdf size: 6 kb download.
The signature of dutch artist vincent van gogh, who would need to think about audience, sentence structure and adverbial phrases if writing his statement today photograph: oli scarff/getty images combining radical notions of performativity and the body as liminal space, my practice interrogates the. + why should you write an artist statement people who love an artists work generally want to know more about the artist your statement will help your viewers answer questions they may have about your art when viewers have answers, their delight in what you do increases, and they have more. Artist statement guidelines artists can send their artist statement for professional review gyst submission policies, examples of artist statements, and writing tips are found below: what is an artist's statement a general introduction to your work, a body of work, or a specific project it should open with the work's basic.
From artist statements to press releases, from captions to pitches, modern photography is expressed in text to a much larger extent than the maxim 'a photograph is worth a thousand words' however, this transferral of intention from one medium into another is wrought with potential pitfalls a lot can be lost. Because the answer is, there is no definitive right or wrong way to write an artist's statement if you have decided to write an artist's statement to accompany an exhibition of your work, it could be anything—simple, complex, an explanation of what inspires photographer jannica honey's artist statement.
Articles on writing about your art artists' statements leonardo 315 (1998): 475 academic search premier ebsco web 3 may 2011 several examples of statements acosta, carrie how to write an artist statement carrie ann acosta class website for special projects digital photography at oakland. Tell the reader how you make decisions before, during, and after the artwork is created how and why do you select materials, techniques and themes keep it simple and be specific tell the reader a little more about your current work how did this work grow out of prior artwork or life experiences what are you. Your artist statement can determine whether a prospective employer will bring you in for an interview, whether a gallery will represent you or whether a magazine will hire you for a photo shoot your artist statement is meant to be a complement to your artist cv (read this article if you're stuck on writing your.
Writing an artist statement talk about: why do you make your use “i” statements connect the artwork to it's meaning and your inspiration artist statement i make art from unique vantage points i like to look at the world from my own eyes and bring a new outlook to turn one photo into a painting i wanted to paint. I have been trying to write a decent statement for years ,and when i did they were mediocre at bestdefinitely had a major block as do many artists we are visual people not i am a photographer trying to take the next step toward a profitable professional career in the world of visual communication i want to do right and. Artist statement welcome, and thank you for having a look at my photographic art i'd like to introduce you to the natural world i know come follow along on my journey explore, consider, and take something with you this is nature through my eyes these photographs do not arise from any particular desire to see the.
When i attend a curated show or see an installation around town that grabs my attention, i will make sure to read the artists' statements or biography fresh statement can also help you stand out from the pack when submitting art into contests, applying for grants, and to show your point of view to art/photo. Photography artist statement examples mp5canvk. How to write an artist statement photo: david pereira / shutterstock as an artist, in any field, it's not enough to produce spectacular work your art can be the most eye-catching and innovative on the market, but if you aren't able to clearly express your artistic intent, you quickly risk getting lost in the crowd. It is common to find biographies and photographer's statements when visiting a photographer's work both pieces of text are part of a larger body of work – the photographer's portfolio it is also common for people to confuse the biography with the statement, and some even confuse these texts with.
Look at the pictures it's not that complicated that's what i want to say to photographers, curators and others who insist that exhibition-worthy photography requires artist statements explaining the obvious the artist statement is a written statement of a photographer's intentions, justifying his or her work. Ellen carey: artist statement my other artistic practice and concept, struck by light, parallels yet another legacy — a process from the dawn of photography ( 1834) — that of the photogram my tools of choice for creative expression include the 20th century large-format polaroid 20 x 24 camera, one of five in the world. Not all photographic work requires an artist statement commercial work generally doesn't but if you do fine art, decorative art, or documentary photography, you'll likely be asked to provide one for someone at some point but since being a visual artist is not equivalent to being a writer, for many artists writing an artist.