Kieran Forster (aka Algernon Eldritch)

It’s easy to criticise the art world out of a sense of injustice. I tend to advocate for my artist friends who I perceive as “true artists” or “the real deal”. It’s unrealistic though to expect the special zone creative activity brings you into should be perfectly reflected in any industry. An industry is a commercial activity. And that’s okay.

It’s possible to keep one’s sense of the sacredness of art and still be a commercially successful artist. Maybe the challenge is to find the right line between the sacred and the profane. Sometimes we can take ourselves too seriously. It’s not Heidegger and the understanding of Being ALL THE TIME….



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