There are countless ways to add color to your life thru art.
It could be a framed photo of nature, a psychedelic trippy painting, or a bold pop of color in a sexy sculpture. Joseph Beuys, a German Fluxus, said, “Even the act of peeling a potato can be an artistic act if it is consciously done.” I love that. The possibilities are endless!
Now that we have options like Etsy and Instagram that better connect artists with collectors, I think the variety of artworks will explode – or at least be made more accessible. For example, the selection of dope looking glass bongs and dildos is easier to find than ever! And the best thing about more options is that you’re more likely to find something that you totally love, versus something that will fill the space on your wall. And also there are more price ranges available. If you don’t have an extra 60M to spare so you can’t go get the latest Warhol at auction, have no fear. Hit up an emerging artist, or buy a smaller print from a more well know artist. Or make your own art! I recently took a group class at Luminous Elephant; we had a great time, and I made a pretty sick painting for my office.
However you collect artwork, make sure to get what engages you, or that you connect with emotionally. You have to look at it everyday! And if you can, support living artists.
Here are a few of the dope artists I follow online: