A Few Frequently Asked Questions
What is a conceptual-artist?
According to the Tate Museum:
Conceptual Art is art for which the idea (or concept) behind the work is more important than the finished art object. It emerged as an art movement in the 1960s and the term usually refers to art made from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s.
What's the difference between conceptual art and concept art?
Conceptual Art is what's defined above. According to Wikipedia, concept art is a form of illustration used to convey an idea for use in films, video games, animation, comic books or other media before it is put into the final product. Concept art is also referred to as visual development and/or concept design. This term can also be applied to retail, set, fashion, architectural and industrial design.
Very different. I work as a conceptual artist, which has a small niche in high art crowds compared to concept art which is video game and illustration crowds. Completely different types of people who admire the two different types of work. Concept Art is more accessible to the average person and Conceptual Art is typically followed by people highly educated in arts and culture.
Why choose to produce conceptual art rather than a contemporary art form that is easier to sell?
I use conceptual art because the way that my brain breaks down information I learn in the world is tactically and artistically. My obsessions and passion lies in finding happiness through change and analyzing behavior patterns in order to make change to them, if needed. This is a concept, not a medium. Because the way that I understand the world is tactfully and artistically, though, the way that I understand patterns and change is by exploring ten in and during artistic process. The mediums are not my passion, though they become my passion at the time I use them because they are my process to understand what is needed to find positive change.
How do conceptual artists get paid?
Conceptual artists get paid in multiple ways:
Patrons and individuals who are inspired by the work give the artists money so they can continue to produce their work without having to choose between living healthy and stable or producing work.
Galleries, organizations, museums or individuals hire conceptual artists to develop a performance, artist talk, lecture, installation, project, etc.
Buyers purchase art when there's an art object based off the overall experience and concept and not necessarily based on the object alone.
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