“These forces I feel that make the world around me seem unimportant. This need I have to communicate while no one cares to listen. I would certainly choose to go without proper nourishment and shelter in order to continue carrying on with my art.”
“This aching sensation in my mind; issues I must express, ideas I must let out. The concealed rage deep inside my surroundings that no one dares to talk about, I must release all through my art, my untouchable messenger”
Artists have always been targeted during wars/revolutions around the world and throughout history. From the symbolism of an object an artist can strategically insert into their artwork, to the metaphors in lyrics or poetry, or to the ingredients selected for a gastronomic feast, they all can carry a message. That’s the power of art; that is what the establishment fears.
Conceiving art is also a personal experience, as artists very often use their own suffering, memories and hopes in order to produce their pieces and express themselves.
But what happens when the very essence of art, the labor of art, is invaded by technology?
The layers of creation, the mental and physical exhaustion of building a piece of self that will later belong to someone else, that is being eroded by innovations that makes producing these limbs easier and viewership wider.
Production and artist’s expression has been in a tussle since the beginning as the patrons want to make money while the artist’s goal is to create.
It must be a difficult choice, especially for the traditional artists. These individuals, with a mission of maintaining the ancient ways are confronted with the choice of large cultural exposure at the cost of lesser traditional ways during production. Higher exposure will undoubtedly raise the demand; stimulating awareness to the cultural heritage he or she is aiming to preserve. Is the easing technology bringing to (producing and promoting) artworks worth the water down version of the final vehicle carrying the message one wants to reveal?
The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is an
Edge of Humanity Magazine project.
The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is designed to connect art seekers and collectors with artists DIRECTLY. The gallery is not a mall, but instead a collection of remarkable works of art that bring together artists and potential buyers.
Following Edge of Humanity Magazine‘s footsteps of publishing unparalleled content from artists and photographers worldwide, the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is on a mission to provide it’s viewers art that is unique and diverse.
Written By Joelcy Kay – Curator
Every piece of art, crafts, or textiles, hanging on my walls or ceiling tells a tiny passage of my life. Most of it was acquired during my travels. Many of these treasures are damaged whether because they were broken on arrival, as the pieces were tightly stuffed into my backpack, or weathered by the unforgiving Florida tropical humidity. But in the end, they are my precious processions and they are part of the stories I tell. It feels good to have rugs hanging from the ceiling, masks on the walls, and drinking my morning coffee thinking of the mugs’ tale. The point here is that art has a lot to offer each one of us; ART IS VERY PERSONAL!
The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY offers that personal experience as the individual has the opportunity to buy the art from the creator and by doing so a new event to remember is born. When you hang the work of art on your wall there is a story behind it; an artist you now know and follow. And instead of the usual “I purchased this at “WWW(BIG BIG ART STORE).COM” the connection enriches the emotional value of your art piece.
WHY DISPLAY YOUR ART AT THE NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY?
The gallery is designed to connect the art seekers and collectors with artists directly. We offer artists a COMMISSION FREE / CONTRACT FREE online platform to sell their creations and engage with their clients using portfolio pages that are engaging with large images and a dramatic black background.
NO MIDDLEMAN is a boutique ART GALLERY; individuals browsing our archives and portfolio pages are relaxed, not pressured to sign up, agree with website terms, or maneuvering out of pop-up windows.
For details regarding participating in the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY please contact Joelcy Kay the curator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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