Saturday, March 28, 2009

WHAT MAKES GOOD ART

3:48 PM

I wanna know who is your favourite artists/designers etc and what is it that makes them great in your opinion?


6 comments:

Illustrious said...

Ok, i have two. firstly, a graffiti artist by the alias of MODE2. his illustration and characters are so prolific to being individual, his style is so thorough and consistent, you could spot his work a mile away. i think this makes his artwork good, and any artwork, having your own style and sticking with it. Number two is a guy who goes by the street art name OBEY, he recently designed the Obama election poster with 'HOPE' at the bottom. very distinct art style, very solid and very bold, minimal colours and always portrays a message and has meaning to his work, usually very political, touching on real issues in a very creative way, this is great, in a world such as ours. way to many people these days don't have their own views or opinions, they are either do busy watching what the next man is doing, or, to busy trying to be the next man

Prolicity said...

I think what you have said is true, and your two examples have good points. (using talented artists!) For me, although sometimes I create, simply just for the art of creating. My main drive is expression. and hoping that my thoughts and feelings are expressed well enough to not only capture others attention but to capture their souls, and most heart felt secrets. I think artist or no artist, You should be able to lose yourself in good art, and be taken some place that connects you with yourself or possibly connects us all to each other. As an artist yourself Illustrious, what do you feel makes your art good? or worth exsisting? not only on a public level but on a personal one aswell.

Prolicity said...

p.s. Just wanted to comment on your last point. I agree there is lack of originality these days, I don't think this is due to poor talent. but people being afraid to be different, to stand up or stand out. and also, Unfortunatly, it seems as though there's not many people who really have any views on things that are worth being concious of.

Illustrious said...

Good question Prolicity. Well, for starters I feel that my personal art reflects who I am, what I am and what I do, an insight to me, whats going on in my head or what I just so happen to be into. Like you said, the angle of work for you is expression, so is mine, I would say my work is good based on that, because it is close to me, not only that, having good work is... no matter what it may be, I know how to create and structure in the rite way, that alone can be what makes somebodys artwork more or less than his or her piers. Also, artwork with depth, having a feeling or mood to it and being diverse, people get bored easily and don't want the same thing over and over. The way I see it, as long as I exist my artwork in my mind will be worth existing with me, and when I die, whatever is left will be a reminder or inspiration to those who see it, i don't just want my work to be seen by people and forgotten 5minutes later, I want it to trigger a thought, others to do work, or be more personal, not be mindless, let loose, show us who you are, what you're made of, do not be affraid to show your true feelings. what about you?

Prolicity said...

Yeah, I think being yourself, means your art will be very personal, but this can also be personal to those who see it. I think sometimes as humans we underestimate how much we can all relate to each other on so many levels. and art is proof of this. My answer will probably be based around my previous comment of expression. other that what has been mentioned tho, I think that simply allowing others to enter your world, and see your art, that alone gives all art a right and a place to exsist.

Illustrious said...

Interesting and nicely put. Also creating artwork which others can relate to is also a good way to engage your audience, thus giving your artwork the right to exist! Lol. True, we all have things in common, and stepping into the world of an artist will always give the viewers another side to look at, then broadens their perspective, just like the saying goes.... Two swords sharpen each other etc.