By Shantel Susan
More than just “a picture on the wall” artists bring glorious insightfulness to everyday life. What is truly profound is the open-ended effect of artists’ work.
Throughout recorded history artists have been creating art that still influences those viewing it today. This timeless appeal is due to the ability of the artist to convey their expression using a multitude of materials and methods. It is through their innate talents that they can transcend time and have an everlasting influence on their audience.
Practically Speaking . . .
The aesthetic contribution of artists is clearly evident in how art brightens any surroundings. Art heightens the mood and atmosphere and places it above the ordinary – to accentuate every place that it inhabits.
For personal homes art provides beautification and an attraction that connects the art to those who live there. It is a reflection of the individual(s) and their lifestyle and this is distinctly shown in the art they present. This command of personal space is not merely as an inhabitant but shows a conscious commitment to the well-being and visual exploration that the home is intended to signify.
On the commercial side, art reflects company values that are distinct and part of its identity and brand. Through the enhancement of a business space with the finished look that art provides, it allows employees and visitors to feel inspired, elevated and even emotionally content. More significantly art shows stability and an overall commitment and confidence the company and its owners have towards the future success of the business and the world in general.
Beyond the Obvious . . .
Aside from the apparent influence that artists have on the aesthetics of homes, businesses and public spaces – they also contribute to everyday life in a way that is not always directly appreciated.
How do they convey this?
Consider that most of the time artists create singularly in their studios. Then, art appreciators and buyers often view and acquire art without the artist being present.
This separation between what the artist is trying to communicate through their art and what the art appreciator/buyer are interpreting, makes this a rather open-ended form of communication.
As artists create in somewhat of a blank void – they are not entirely sure what message or implication their work will ultimately communicate to their audience. Spectators will interpret an artists’ work however they please . . . it may coincide with what the artist intended or they may have an entirely different interpretation. The more literal the representation, the more likely the audience connects to it – but the more abstract or surreal, the more often the observer needs to make an effort to connect with it.
This is what makes artists truly inspiring – their ability to transfer expression and thoughts from creator to observer, providing different impressions and nuances that gives people the chance to see the world in perhaps a new or undiscovered way. From the most basic of things to those that go beyond regular comprehension, artists can offer a view into their perspective that may not be experienced in the course of everyday life.
This is precisely what makes art so compelling for those who appreciate it as it places artists in the upper hierarchy of profound contributors to everyday life.
Authored by Shantel Susan, Art Consultant & Founder of Shantel’s Art & Design Inc. provides art consultancy services. To receive Curated Art Highlights – CLICK HERE.