Thoughts on the Relevance of Contemporary Art

...the truth of the matter is far less glamorous. Being an artist is amazing, but trying to be a successful artist is one of the most tiresome and frustrating challenges one can take on in our modern world. There are the struggles for inspiration and the hundreds of hours building one's skills and theoretical backdrop, but then you must also manage an online presence, market your work to an audience as varied as the internet itself, and try to make a living in the process. All of those difficulties are overshadowed by a much larger frustration for an artist like me. That is the increasingly insulated and elitist vibe given off by the "art world" here in the West.

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