So I finally dropped by a new gallery in my neighborhood. Of course owned by white people because of gentrification and all. I asked the owner if there are any open submissions for this new gallery space. But apparently its only exclusive to their own network of friends. I thought to myself wow one for the community eh ?
But he said he would look at my work but he cannot guarantee anything .
So how would one feel if a new gallery opened in your neighborhood but was exclusive to those that are within their own network. While being in a low income neighborhood where everyone want a fair share of the pie.
I should do a painting of this phenomenon .
I do remember when there was one small gallery that popped up but was converted into a salon within that year.
It feels so weird that art can be exclusively expressed .
The current show there wasn’t bad but not something I would go apeshit for either.
I should open a gallery ,
allows the creator to seem wrong within someone else’s opinion/
Students assure themselves to impress their professor by creating something new and extraordinary .
but as always, their professor sees no value in work that doesn’t favor their internal interests.
as an artist i feel that I was wrongfully told not to think for myself and that art is meant to impress others. This sort of teaching is problematic because you are taught to think like someone else instead of being your own god damn self.
I am realizing this after graduating . 1 year later.
It sucks that I had to realize this while under debt but I want to remind myself as I type that, Its not my fault. I know my mind was in the right place, but art school only strips you unique creativeness and mold a sterile redundant object.
Ive thrown away most of my work as another reminder, Its the past , you can do better.
If you want to learn more about your craft , study it for a year , and if you really enjoy it , get to it, Invest in your idea . Let no professor tell you otherwise.
Art school is only worthwhile to network and make new friends. and a last resort if you really think you can try.
Once more and again and again
art school is bullshit.
I started painting on my terrace because its getting nicer out , best idea ever. Its pretty relaxing.
all these pigeons wanna chill here >.>
feeling a bit better
You know what Ive noticed just now , every critique given by a professor was blanetly by personal opinion .
therefore it makes it more difficult to correct the problem, if there was any in the first place.
Sneaky ways school can deter your talent so you can ultimately hate your developing mind. especially art school
but in the long run im gonna use it as an example of how not to think . Rather look at the reception that successful artist have gained and use that as an example of direction . It makes more sense than looking at old art
this drawing doesn’t have any significant story just a quick doodle , I used to draw random weird androgynous characters in my sketch book . I believe when I was drawing them I was in a happier place … but ever since college I drew less of them, but now that I have graduated I feel more compelled to go back t old habits so that I can progress further and influence better ideas .
In other words I am happier :3
okay I really need to focus . I have to slowly let it out and not take it too harshly .
bummed that I had to miss silk screen class today :( damn tummy
oh silkscreen class how I have no idea what to draw for my first test…yet!
I dislike the over usage of sugarskulls catrinas and anything that people find iconic.
They were once beautiful but now drained of their beauty like warbonnets etc.
People can seriously drain the beauty out of a significant imagery. Then turn to the latest trend and suck on that for a while too.
But alas this bs cycle will not end ,everyone thinks they are a special one of a kind hipster with a warbonnet tattoo on their thigh .
i kinda miss school but I want to keep up with the painting flow now that I have extra free time…
Yeah.. I don’t think trains are going to be running for a while and Im sure just because certain buildings look “fine” they are probably some form of a hazard to others….