Monday, June 6, 2011

Art School

The photo project that took 3 days of trauma, work, and despair, plus 5 rolls of film (two failed, 2 that were fine but not perfect, and one that had my final image on it). Maybe if I stop trying so hard, my work will be more modern.

As a student working my ass off to be "qualified" enough to make art for a living, it is very discouraging to visit the modern art section of most museums. Maybe I'm just not sophisticated enough to understand how a scribble and a paint splatter can be a life-changing work of genius; maybe I'm just not taking enough drugs.

^process, day 2 of shooting

Whatever the case may be, I'm always shocked to see the price tags on some of these paint splatter canvases and garbage installations. How does an artist get to the point where an art connoisseur will pay $15,000+ for a single red dot painted on an otherwise bare canvas? Why is it a joke when I do it, but hanging in a museum when somebody else does?

^final print, black & white iso100 film

...I hate everything.

1 comment:

  1. I know how you feel. It always frustrates me that it's so simple but SO FREAKING HARD to make anything you like with art. AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY SOME PEOPLE GET SO MUCH MORE FOR NOTHING.