Entry 117: Choosing a Style
As an artist, you want people to enjoy your art, or at least, that's how I feel about it. People should view your medium with wonderment, interest, speculation, and a different perspective that they never considered. After some time, certain people begin to follow your art because they understand your message or they gain inspiration from it, but if you, as an artist, have no particular style that's consistent across all of your art, then what keeps people coming back for more?
During college, my interest in art gravitated towards a specific style, but I never latched onto it fully. It was an art style that unified the relationship between the subject and negative space. To me, the emptiness in a scene was a subject that gave character to the other existing person and/or thing.
The negative space had definition and weight. Oddly enough, the lack of imagery peaked my interest, but alas, I never steered the majority of my art in this direction, even though I thoroughly enjoyed this style.
So when it boils down to the future of my artwork, I have the choice to pursue this style. I have photographed several tests pictures in this style subconsciously, because it resonates a certain quality that I find fascinating.