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there is something wrong with artists

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by ElectricitySucks, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. ElectricitySucks

    ElectricitySucks Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 13, 2001 Messages: 6,395 Likes Received: 24
    first off, this is my opinion and a generalization.

    every person, (guy and girl) who is an artist is in some way(s) weird. everyone ive met who is good at art is just differnt. do you notice this in people you know who are good at art? maybe its just me. i dont know. but this shit gets to me. there is something wrong with artfag's brains.

    can anyone relate?
  2. CinchedWaist

    CinchedWaist Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 11, 2003 Messages: 2,691 Likes Received: 1
    i agree.
    but then you can get into that whole
    "but what is normal?"
    argument and bla bla.
  3. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    they have an outlet for their 'wierdness'
    where as most suits at desk jobs keep it inside.

    and yeah.... normal is a thousand shades of gray.
  4. kido

    kido Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 16, 2002 Messages: 1,463 Likes Received: 0
    left handed artist are about ten times weirder, from what i have seen, yet much more creative and interesting.
  5. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 10
    I notice it's always the people who you don't
    expect to be an artist and keep the 'good
    shit' for themselves are always the weirdest/
    most unique ones.

    For the most part.. I hate "artists".

    Something about going to schools where
    tuition is more than most people's homes to
    "learn" how to create "art" baffles me.

    I've always been fascinated with people like
    Jackson Pollock. Hate all you want, the man
    wasn't very spectacular at basic art.. but it's
    what he damned himself to. Destroyed himself
    with. That, to me, is an artist.

    I wish I could have been there to see people
    tell him what he does "Isn't art". I've got a
    feeling some rough words and a fifth upside
    from clavicle to cerebellum might come into play.

    I don't know what this has to do with what
    you were saying.. but it's been on my mind.
    I know too many kids in art school that
    would catch a stern stomping from people
    of the past for being style-obsessed ninnies.

    The most fascinating art isn't made by
    functional people. That'd be like a Sunday
    walk through the park, I can see that anywhere.
    Now, show me what a man who's caught a
    glimpse of madness can produce and I'll
    show you the differnce between people who
    sleep at night and people who see the world
    in shadows.

  6. effyoo

    effyoo Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 2, 2002 Messages: 4,703 Likes Received: 0
    The most conflicted and, although i hate to say it, unstable person i ever met has also been the most emotionally honest which translated into some amazing self expression.

    "keep the 'good
    shit' for themselves are always the weirdest/
    most unique ones."
  7. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    its all about the visions...

    ...the ones you see and create.
  8. ElectricitySucks

    ElectricitySucks Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 13, 2001 Messages: 6,395 Likes Received: 24
    26, i see where your coming from. i personally think artschool is a joke. i know a few people that go to artschool that think its a joke too. but, after college, the highpaying artworld is looking for kids who came from really good artschools. you need some degree is this and that and it sucks.

    the most skilled artists know they dont need some artschool bullshit.

    and yeah, the whole "what is normal" thing could come into the deal too. but, like i said it was a generalization, meaning of basic-everyday people.
  9. rinse

    rinse Member

    Joined: Dec 28, 2003 Messages: 703 Likes Received: 0
    i am left handed. they say that if you're left handed that the right side of your brain is the dominant side. so really i'm in my right mind. its everyone else thats ten times wierd.

    just another thought:
    kids that go to art school and learn art, are not artists. kids that find the creativity form within are the true artist. but really i dont see anything wrong with someone who has found an understanding of art and creativity, going to school to learn more proficiant techniques.
  10. I love reading skewed perceptions about art school by people that haven't experienced it, or who experienced it and missed the point.

    Rinse kinda got it though... people don't go to art school to learn how to make art, nobody gets in there without talent, ability, or desire to create. Art school simply gives you direction and guidance.
  11. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

    Joined: May 12, 2000 Messages: 6,952 Likes Received: 6
    <span style='color:black'>My art skills are awesome. Every one knows i am off on my own little journey through space but Id say that 90% of the people I know dont even know that I draw or paint. When people catch me drawing they are like "I've known you for years and i didnt know you could do shit like that." It is strange. I wouldnt consider myself a fag, though. What's up with that?</span>
  12. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest



    are you talking about beatniks?
  13. Devilush

    Devilush 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 1, 2001 Messages: 17,035 Likes Received: 2
    i'm definitly not normal.
  14. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 10
    Yeah, I wasn't trying to come off as condescending...
    or as an asshole. I understand it's hard to make
    a living with art without proof you're committed.
    I can't fault anyone for the way things are.


    I just can't compute going to school to learn
    techniques as how to make your art more
    palletable... seems like writing music to a
    Led Zepplin CD and expecting to come up
    with something that's truely your own.

    I'm not trying to hate on anyone.. just saying
    how I see things. Not saying they're right.
  15. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,506 Likes Received: 448
    I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride.