Saw this article today and had to post it. I have to say this picture to the right is interesting as well as the other paintings this person did...and then you find out a two year old did it and that his mother posted his work at Charles Saatchi's online gallery and he had big offers coming in.
It would be redundant if I said anything about this, because everyone else is already saying and thinking it. Isn't this something many artists have had to push out to their peripherals? I know I have. I think the biggest change in me lately is being okay with whatever anyone else wants to do. How does it serve me to critique anothers' work? It is useful only if I say to myself hell if THEY can sell something like that than by God I can make it too! That's the best way I deal with art that regardless of who made it and if I like it, strikes me as too this or too that. Were I able to remove myself from the work I have made what would I think? It is impossible to know and not something I need to focus on. I think for me the whole point is to keep reducing the stress or angst about the art world and try to find something useful about whatever it is that is 'challenging' me. It doesn't feel good to keep judging and thinking negative things, teaching myself to be a bit more open to other people's art allows for a little bit of learning and acceptance. So I look at this work and think regardless of who made it, do I like it? I do! And ya know what? The fact that a two year old made it is fantastic!