Monday, 28 April 2014

What to include in an artists statement?

Answer the following questions;

What is the concept of your body of work?
Why are you producing it?
How is it personal to you and your life?

Use contextual information and writing style to raise interest in this subject matter. Use past experiences or stories to engage people. You have defined the subject as personally interesting to you, the concept might be alien to the audience but your artist statement should ensure the person reading it will desire to explore your images and subject matter further.

EXAMPLES
Peter Dench does this extremely well in his artist statement introducing his body of work "Drinking of England" read this here: http://21rdh.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=drink

Photographer Taryn Simon's example: http://21rdh.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/the-innocents-by-taryn-simon.html 



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