Do you ever find yourself in this same situation as the video below when trying to write your artist statement? It's totally true-- and really its pretty funny. Art is a language of its own, that's why it feels so arbitrary to write a statement explaining it. I mean we are taking a part of our inner selves and putting it out for people to see-- is not that enough exposure. Do we also have to talk about the shit too. I mean sometimes it can be TOO much.
I used to have an artist statement that read, res ipsa loquitur-- Latin meaning, the thing speaks for itself. It may have been a little bratty-- but that's how I felt at the time.
To this day I still can't stand the artist statement. I find it a tool for galleries to use to sell art. But that is part of the game no? We want to art to be sold-- so we must play accordingly.
What do you think?