I don't think an artist should always know why they gravitate toward something or someone. You are just drawn to things, and that's OK.
The importance of an artist is bringing new signs into a language.
But I really want to be an artist, so therefore I have to live a little bit like a monk.
If anything can be art, then anyone can be an artist.
To be a Southern Ground artist, you have to be a lifer. It's not about winning a karaoke contest or a television show to become famous. It's about really paying your dues. It's people I'm fans of and want to help in the business.
I just think you can't shut your life off to just, you know, one thing. You gotta be open-minded. Explore things. Feed your artist.
A true artist, in my mind, is willing to fail sometimes, because if you're not brave enough to say yes and follow your gut, it's never going to be good.
You know, you become an artist, you become an observer, of life, and you digest life by making art about it.
All my life as an artist I have asked myself: What pushes me continually to make sculpture? I have found the answer. art is an action against death. It is a denial of death.
I am not an artist. I am a craftsman.
As an artist, one of the ingredients to doing good work is self-awareness, and that's something I cultivate.
Why an artist loves what they do is often so hard to describe.
My philosophy is that I'm an artist. I perform an art not with a paint brush or a camera. I perform with bodily movement. Instead of exhibiting my art in a museum or a book or on canvas, I exhibit my art in front of the multitudes.
I always say I want creative control. A lot of people don't think about that. And that's what every artist should think of - being creative and not just a puppet.
Whoever wants to know something about me - as an artist which alone is significant - they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognise what I am and what I want.
Computer technology is so built into our lives that it's part of the surround of every artist.
Whether looking at pop music, hip-hop or R&B, it's rare to find an artist who hasn't been touched or affected by the power and soul of gospel music. In fact, many of today's popular artists such as Whitney Houston, John Legend, and Katy Perry started their careers in the church choir.
I think the dark psychology of human beings is very interesting as an artist.
As an artist, as I design and lay out a page, the less-important things, things I want you to spend less time looking at, I draw them very small, maybe even silhouette them. The more-important pivotal scenes, I draw them larger, maybe even a double-page spread.
Cultural confinement takes place when a curator imposes his own limits on an art exhibition, rather than asking an artist to set his limits.