Quite simply, an artist statement is a piece of writing that accompanies a series, project, or body of work. Typically written by the artist, it is one of the best ways to help your audience relate to your art.
The wonderful thing about art is that it can be abstract, figurative, or open for interpretation. But because of that, sometimes your art can leave a large part of your potential audience in the dark.
That’s where your artist statement comes in; giving people just enough context can help them better connect with the work you’ve made — and that’s what we’re all aiming for, right?
A great artist statement provides clarity to the reader and gives them a reason to care about your work — so this is one part of the creative process you don’t want to neglect!