Art, Artist and the Viewer

Art is an artist’s expression, a universal language. An art piece can be seen through different filters. It’s a complex combination of technical skill, subject (objective of the subject), and feeling within it. The interrelation and balance in-between them create the strength of an art piece.

Each section has its highest peak to achieve. These things can be achieved through practice, perseverance, knowledge, wisdom, and emotional attachment to it. Learning the technical skill relates to academic teaching since the institutions have the process to develop it through academic steps (exception can happen). Proportion, composition, perspective, forms, colors, and balances are part of technical skills.

In general, most people have the natural ability to recognize perfection in a realistic manner, this ability can differ from person to person. Art curators, critics, artists easily can put a mark on the technical skill of an art piece. When artists break the realistic form of something, it must contain the essence of the form. That’s what is mandatory.

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Distance between an art piece and the viewer can be created for two reasons. One by the intelligence and information gap within the viewer and the art piece. The other one can be created by the artists’ dishonesty and hypocrisy or by the lacking of his ability to create an art piece coherent within the concept, skill, and feeling.

It’s impossible to judge Between concepts because individually each concept is unique, we can’t judge the concept of love with the concept of freedom. When an artist gives a body to a concept, it gets the experience, a story to tell, and emotion within it. Now we can judge how well the body of art suites the concept. Here come technical skills, the direction of the story, feeling, and emotion within it, in these areas we can put a mark of judgment. Each concept is unique and impossible to judge without the body. Yet, priority can make the judgment easier sometimes in choosing one concept over another. For instance, when someone burns or cuts his hand needs medical attention, not the alcohol for amusement.

Through our collective emotion, experiences, and consciousness we as an individual create our liking, disliking, and feeling toward things, which also affects our choices in the art for an artist, as well as for an audience. The feeling and the emotion of an art piece is the most conflicting area to judge. Because, our feelings and emotions come in to play with the art pieces concept along with the storyline, forms, colors according to our personal preference, as a result, we get different remarks from different people. Besides that, a well-directed and well-composed art piece has the ability to drive our thought and emotion through the way the artist wants. That’s the strength of an artist.

Tarak Mahadi

Tarak Mahadi is an artist. In the year 1998, he joined Mymensingh Zainul Abedin Art School. There he studied almost three years beside formal education. Later he graduated from the University of Dhaka under the Faculty of Fine Arts in 2006. He worked at Art Club Bangladesh from 2010 to 2012. He was the Vice president of WAG (NC) from 2013 to 2016. He has a book published in November 2012 along with other eleven artists across the world, titled “Shining Above The Rainbow” curated by Viet Tran.
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