|Sabes dónde en PR está este lugar?- Do you know what part of PR is this?|
Para que los artistas puedan producir, tiene que haber un público consumidor que quiera comprar. En "otros tiempos" había mecenas, personajes con poder y dinero, que respaldaban a los artistas de su preferencia comprando su obra y pagando sus gastos...
Hoy en día necesitamos individuos que, con sus compras, nos ayuden a "ganarnos la vida". Eres tú de los que apoyan a los artistas de esta manera? Qué clase de arte compras para tí?
A few years back I decided to paint "portraits" of different localities in PR. For some time, what predominated in landscapes were different versions of "a little house, a hill, a flamboyan". Contemporary artists didn't even bother with the genre (being busy portraying their feelings...). I am convinced that people are still interested in real landscapes, that are part of our daily environment. Who hasn't been down this road, the #52 expressway from San Juan to Ponce? There is just an instant to see the sea, because the road then goes down and you won't see it again until you reach it. They cut into this mountain to make the road, giving us a window to a magnificent view. ( I have never seen a painting of this spot.)
For artists to be able to work, there must be a buyer for his pieces. In "olden times" there were powerful, wealthy patrons who backed artists by buying their works and paying their living expenses.... Now a days we need to find consumers that will purchase our works, enabling us to "make a living". Are you one of those consumers? What type of art do you live with?
On July 24 Hiram wrote:
Imagination has to be part of every human endeavor. It is the most important element in artistic creativity. The internal motivation that comes forth in the act of creation outweighs the final result, the art piece... That's what I feel...