Monday, March 16, 2009
Where is the Artist-of-Today Headed?
I was talking with an artist friend last night after a delicious meal he had prepared of goat wrapped in banana leaves. Yum.
Anyway, as we were talking about the history of art as he showed me photos of ancient ruins, I wondered what the artist of today is doing that's new. What are the ideas and methods that the artist-of-today is intrigued by. Where are the artists gathering to talk about new trends. Does the artist-of-today have anything new to say or a new way to say it?
My friend and I reminisced about the impressionists artists and how they gathered in coffee houses and bars to talk art. And what about the abstract expressionists and how they gathered and talked about that movement? We became a little jealous because it seems that the artist-of-today has nothing like that going on. No new movements, no new messages.
So, where do you think the artist-of-today is headed? Are there any artistic movements out there that one can jump onto and get enthralled by?
Where is your art taking you these days?