Hello! I feel it's time for an updated #introcuction. I'm an #artist from Germany, exploring the boundaries between #abstractArt and naturalistic #traditionalArt. My art is usually colorful and energetic, and I like to use modern tools like acrylic #spraypaint, #markers and combine them with "traditional" #acrylicPaint and ink.
I sometimes still do #urbanSketching or #drawing. But #painting is what I currently enjoy the most!
I ran out of gold and had to go to the ends of the earth to find the exact same one, but I can finally make embellished prints again!
(ok maybe I'm exaggerating a little)
I finally tided up my shop, and thought it'd be a waste to directly remove these three originals so they're discounted at half the price for a while https://anaisfae.art/shop-16-Discounted-original-art
Despite feeling quite under the weather, I painted today. I worked on mark making and abstract language, and it's been tough. I'm out of practice.
I worked on 6 small canvases simultaneously, and I'm considering adding more layers when everything is dry, simulated in the third photo.
I might call those "The Skies". #mastoArt #creativeToot #traditionalArt #wip #wetpaint
@TQ one of my art teachers does art interventions. She took the statement that there are more women in the female toilets of an art gallery than on the walls as artists. So she travels to major galleries and puts up an exhibition in the toilets.
I have new work in this amazing SFPC exhibition at Westbeth Gallery in NYC https://sfpc.io/sevenyears/
I'm showing letterpress prints and a short video piece based on this project https://github.com/aparrish/word-gan-book-generator (mastodon friends have seen a lot of WIP posts about these pieces)
the gallery is open tomorrow and thursday (jan 22nd & 23rd), please go visit if you're in the area and have the time! I should've promoted this before the opening but I'm really bad at remembering to do things like that!
And it's even in parts pointing a finger at myself for feeling called out and alert when some people told me my art looked like it's been painted by a woman.
I mean, it's interesting how I reacted to that. Even though I'm quite conscious in my choice of color, style, sujet. I chose not to look like sone white cisdude with mommy-issues!
Interesting. Very interesting. #YouPaintLikeGender
And thus, judging art by the means of "fitting" into a less successful category in the market can be problematic. Because, being already marginalized and having experienced one's work devaluated, one could perceive this as "your art doesn't stand up to the highest standards". One could perceive this as "your art looks less valuable" or "I can't imagine you succeeding". #YouPaintLikeGender
My point is: The art world is just as biased as the rest of the world. People who experience marginalization and discrimination in other places will experience the same in regards to art. They'll see their work rated lower, especially if it concurs with stereotypes associated with their marginalization. And while e.g. women might get more social encouragement to do floral, colorful art, the resulting (stereotypical) "feminine art" isn't as appreciated or well-paid. #YouPaintLikeGender
If you're not looking over the shoulder of an artist right while they are creating it, the work was somehow *selected*. Often by gatekeepers who are more likely to let one kind of person pass (whom they expect to be successful?), while they hold others back. And of course, if you see art on the web, probably by algorithms that pushed some art and held other art down, by selecting one website and not another one. And then of course: By the artist themselves. #YouPaintLikeGender
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