What information does an artist's statement need to include? There are three elements to consider: the “how,” the “what,” and the “why.”
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So, what exactly is an artist’s statement?
An artist’s statement is as important as an artist’s work. Simply put, the artist statement is a brief description of your artworks that shapes the viewers’ perspective when they are looking at your art.
Think of it as your substitute when you are not present to answer questions related to your art. Art is subjective. People will look at your craft and evaluate it. So, it helps if you communicate your story to the viewer. Viewers often have questions about the art they are looking at. An effective artist statement answers those questions while you are not there.