How do we view artists. Do we view them by their work or by themselves alone. Perhaps we judge them from their work because it is an extension of themselves, but is it always? At times an artist expresses "himself". A sort of alter ego as in a self-portrait or something the artist "attaches" himself to, as in a painting about his religion. But then again, an artist can also paint pictures which express the ugliness he feels for something. The exact opposite of his "likes". The exact opposite of "him". In this sense, the "interpretation" of his work becomes more complicated because it is not a mere reflection of the artist as "himself". Even an artist's "interpretation" of "beauty" can be subjective and not "relate" to the artist at all, but rather an "ideal" that the artist is trying to "grasp" or "possess" by painting or creating it. Something that is an "ideal" in their mind, but not necessarily someone else's. Artwork by artists expresses how they "see" the world around them. It "relates" to them, but we must also see an artist as a "distinct" and "unique" individual in themselves and not just by what they create!
Author: Karen Kroplinski, Artist
I am the author of this blog and I am here to write my day to day thoughts and inspirations concerning my art. I will try to give you an update on what I am doing and what I am thinking regarding the creation of my artwork......and perhaps a few tidbits on other things happening in my life.