ArticlesBlog 8 Artists: Advice to the Young September 4, 2019100 No related posts. Related tags : Advice advice to the young art chapman brothers David Byrne (Musical Artist) Louisiana Channel Louisiana Museum Marina Abramović (Visual Artist) Ólafur Elíasson (Visual Artist) Patti Smith (Musical Artist) William Kentridge (Visual Artist) Wim Wenders (Film Director) Post navigation Previous Article Why you should make useless things | Simone Giertz Next Article Restaurant tips: What servers want you to know (Marketplace) Comments (100) October 21, 2018 at 7:05 pm Great to hear this useful advice Reply October 28, 2018 at 4:48 pm Nobody can be you buy you -Snoop Dogg Reply November 4, 2018 at 10:11 pm MARINA ADOPT ME Reply November 7, 2018 at 11:53 am Patti <3 Reply November 8, 2018 at 8:45 pm Never made clearer, that what Patti tells us, comes from the heart and relates to everyone (being an artist or not), while what Marina tells us (or Wim) is just about them. Not everyone needs to do new stuff all the time. Not every artists is a performer, who wants to shock or do things to left people with mouth wide open in the audience. Many many artists just try to make the world a little bit more beautiful and worth being a part of it all. Art for me is more like a net, somebody's weaving for you, that you won't fall down to hard, when times get rough. Reply November 15, 2018 at 12:10 am Totally true.. It's a hard work.. But at the end the light will appear.. Reply November 25, 2018 at 7:03 pm Whom who sell the skin, without knowing the lion was dead, maybe gets a surprise Reply November 25, 2018 at 7:05 pm Meeto here to remind you all about art is limited with shared laws funny ant it….. Reply November 26, 2018 at 12:11 am "Actively observe and document the world outside and within, exercising a zealous dedication to painstaking clarity, but do not be overly-analytical in the process of doing so." ~me Reply November 28, 2018 at 5:59 am Some advice: Stop looking at everybody else's creations or you'll lose your own. Don't want to be them. Want to be you. Reply November 30, 2018 at 8:36 am I disagree with saying you can’t be a great artist until your only passion is art and it’s an obsession. That’s a very toxic mentality that makes young artists believe they aren’t good enough but otherwise agreed with what everyone else said 🙂 Reply December 2, 2018 at 1:30 pm don't take art as your main goal Reply December 7, 2018 at 2:37 pm cool Reply December 9, 2018 at 1:36 am I went through a phase of deleting all the spiritual groups I had joined on face book and replaced them with art groups. Best move I made on face book. My game of life changed from arguing with people to growing with those who were really transforming themselves through their art. Reply December 23, 2018 at 2:42 pm i am young Artist Reply January 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm HI I HAVE 50YR OLD PAINTING OIL PAINTING LAKE PAINTING SIZE OIL 4/6 GOOD CONDITION FOR SALE MY RATE FOR SALE MY RATE IS 1 MILLION $ ANY ONE INTERESTED PLEASE CALL ME PHONE NO 6303477108 Reply January 3, 2019 at 3:30 pm kind of contradicting advice when one person says "don't do something someone else can do better" and the other says "don't just do something you're used to" Reply January 8, 2019 at 6:05 pm Here's a question: Men in the art world are far more successful (generally speaking) and I wonder if this is because art is seen as "arty and feminine" therefore if a man is an artist, he must be serious about his work, while if a woman is an artist, it's just seen as "pretty" or "crafty" …and therefore unless a woman makes shocking, provocative art, she's not going to be taken seriously … Anyone have thought on this? Reply January 11, 2019 at 3:29 pm I am 14 years old and began to take art classes since I was 4. Art is such an important aspect of my life, something I can’t live without. If I’m not doing homework then I’m painting or drawing. For the past 6 months I’ve been working really hard to get commissions and to build an audience on YouTube through my channel, all to prove to my parents that I can find people who appreciate my art, and that it is something worth pursuing. I am very fortunate and grateful to have found something I love and am passionate about at this point of my life. I haven’t lived a day without art in my conscious years and I feel very blessed every time I get to create. My goal is definitely to go to art school and hopefully become a full time artist someday. Reply January 18, 2019 at 5:08 am Pati Smith a force of truth… Reply January 23, 2019 at 8:12 am love this, needed this. Thank you!! Reply January 27, 2019 at 9:56 am 6:50 This is the only advice I needed Reply January 28, 2019 at 6:07 pm Abramovich? Really?🤔 Reply February 1, 2019 at 12:25 pm Put Jesus first in all things Reply February 1, 2019 at 4:23 pm thank you!!!!! they are right!!! Reply February 4, 2019 at 6:42 pm Eliasson and Kentridge just blow my mind with their perspective. Reply February 5, 2019 at 5:33 pm @3:52 "a real artist" (says narcissist), is someone who does things exactly the way I do, how I am, what I believe-because afterall, I'm a "real artist" ehem Well, that's the tone I picked up (anyway). Reply February 5, 2019 at 5:45 pm Patty is the only one worth listening to on this Reply February 6, 2019 at 10:04 am I have developed my own personal sketch style , unique to my own . I want to be tattoo artist for the first part of my life now I found having to completely reinvent my own style …..im extremely persistent about it , I want to reinvent something and in my mind I will . Not arrogantly I work on it all the time . Reply February 17, 2019 at 4:35 am If people don't notice about my art more and more. it doomed Reply February 17, 2019 at 6:08 pm Save me from entrance exams Reply February 20, 2019 at 6:36 pm I can't even listen to that sick woman marina . Making all the satani rituals . Reply February 22, 2019 at 10:47 pm 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 Reply March 2, 2019 at 6:46 am Stop saying young…?? Reply March 2, 2019 at 6:59 am Art doesn’t seem lo leave me, even if I try to I will soon find myself in the same situation, looking at art books, colors, sketching, drawing, designing, imagining. It’s too Powerful. I love it don’t get me wrong but sometimes I feel used by spirit to bring ideas from the other side/life on to this reality. I know that sounds strange and it’s cool, I’m Happy half the time, the other half I’m depressed for some reason. Peace Reply March 6, 2019 at 1:02 pm 5:29 "When you become routine that is end of everything." Reply March 7, 2019 at 6:23 am Did Picasso paint Guernica or did he avoid painting it? Challenge the world order. Reply March 7, 2019 at 11:11 pm "Nobody else can do that better than you…" That's all I needed to hear! THANK YOU! Reply March 11, 2019 at 12:07 am Love this! Reply March 11, 2019 at 10:02 pm Jake and Deanos Chapman gave the best advice! Reply March 15, 2019 at 8:21 pm Dino and Jake Chapman are the worst. Everyone else are full of crap too. Every one of the artists/musicians featured have been very successful and yet they don’t know how to actually say something, in words, that may benefit someone else. For the exception of patti Smith, every one of those other artists are talking out their ass. Reply March 16, 2019 at 6:21 pm my advice… art is about doing what you love, don't wait to be great like its all that matters enjoy practising and creating because good artists will always aspire to be better. its about the journey not the destination, aspiring to be better is never ending for artists so you never reach the destination and that is definitely a good thing not bad. just think if you ever actually became a perfect artist and you had nothing more to aspire too, think of how sad and hollow that would be. but no-one is ever perfect and i will always aspire to be better and that realisation makes me so happy. Reply March 19, 2019 at 4:31 am Interesting video and even amusing. obviously hard work but also a lot of oppositional viewpoints ( logically enough) e.g. to be successfull you loose a lot of freedom, or that you have to risk and dare to be ready to fail and then you can move – and do what you like – or just go for it to be an artist is hard as it is to live- summed up try to stay healthy and pursure hard what you want and accept but it will be hard. But you will have the most beautifull experiences and also the opposite. Reply March 20, 2019 at 1:54 pm Kinda interesting the difference in advice offered by Eliasson, an artist who employs others to construct his works, from the other artists here who are all so hands-on throughout their process. Seems more art critic than maker. Reply March 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm Nice. I just wished the line up was more diverse. Maybe more artists from other countries too if that would help! Reply March 21, 2019 at 9:16 am 5:43 but there's always someone better… Reply March 21, 2019 at 7:58 pm Love to your voice David Byrne ! Reply March 21, 2019 at 9:26 pm Sad that only two of them are women. Reply March 26, 2019 at 2:31 pm They are all so powerful. And also There is no real goal.To me: to be artist is to be ready to quit art cause you love the world strong enough,and you remember each time, it's only with art that you feel closer to the world <3 Reply March 26, 2019 at 11:37 pm 4:03 is all I wanted to hear. Reply March 29, 2019 at 4:10 am What about advice for us old guys?? Reply March 30, 2019 at 1:57 am The one about every advise being something you already known or figured out bing annoying is so rrue Reply March 31, 2019 at 9:33 pm 6:55 when you have to wrap up the essay but don't have anything left to say Reply April 2, 2019 at 5:40 am Why is marina abramovich there Reply April 2, 2019 at 6:40 pm and "things are gonna be fucked up." amen to that. lots of material to chew on. always a pleasure. nice one. Reply April 2, 2019 at 8:23 pm What a sombre way to close off all of that motivation and wisdom😂👌 Reply April 5, 2019 at 11:48 pm Satisfied by creating my art. Reply April 8, 2019 at 1:19 pm sometimes i have this opinion sneaked that artist you can be only if your connections are right at the point of the time you feel as an artist. Reply April 9, 2019 at 1:46 pm What if you know your not an artist? Reply April 17, 2019 at 11:14 am A twisted scientific experiment on the human imagination is art. Reply April 19, 2019 at 9:12 pm I was born an artist , I sucked in school with math and shit but I could always draw since I was little. Reply April 20, 2019 at 1:08 am The labored revolution presses into the incomparable childhood. Reply April 20, 2019 at 10:10 pm We each have a monopoly, there is only one of us. Reply April 21, 2019 at 8:14 pm Well its talent and turn your back on the world. People dont really care and when they do and you do get fame, youll realise theyre mosquitoes and youre their dessert. They want you to do a certain thing to please them, and a lot of times you wont get paid for it. So basically the best artist is one which doesnt care about what other people think and does it for themselves and has talent and knows it. And in my opinion talent is rare in the visual art world. Reply April 22, 2019 at 6:40 am Patti Smith seems to have turned Chinese. Reply April 23, 2019 at 6:51 pm 2019 im here because i want to be inspired and want advices, my dream is to become an artist, but im lost for now Reply April 26, 2019 at 10:00 am Was starting to think this video had something going for it till that women made the statement right at the end using gutter talk and the F….. word how very pathetic .and what a pathetic world view she has I don't care how successful she is or is not she needs to keep her negative views on life and clean up her filthy mouth what sort of hope dose that give young artist ? what a waste of my time watching crap like this . Reply April 28, 2019 at 3:03 am Be careful what you wish for,compromise will be the death of your work Reply April 29, 2019 at 7:40 pm Patty Smith ❤ Reply May 1, 2019 at 8:32 pm Take on, what connects to you. Even here there are some artists that have sold their soul..but the majority are wonderful! ! great artists: Kentridge, Smith, Byrne, Wenders, Eliasson… Reply May 1, 2019 at 10:19 pm ‘Phone your mum…’ brits are the best! Reply May 3, 2019 at 7:56 am A LOT OF YOUNG ARTIST don't respect teritory of the ART LAND in the IMAGINATION VISUAL FIELD, trying to EXCAPE – DRAWING BY THE ROOLS OF THIRD ( GOLDEN RATIO!), USING PERSPECTIVE, ANATHOMY, IN FIGURE IN PORTRAIT DRAWING, USING BUILDING QUALITY ART SHADES, GOOD RENDERING, TO ACHIEVE VERY BAD LOOKING DESIGNS, AND THEY AGRESSIVE DEFEND THAT ATTITUDE, DONT WANT TO – LEARN, ( SO THEY DON'T GIVE A CLUE, DONT KNOW AND MUST LEARN TO SUCCED! ) AND GET BETTER IN THE VALUES OF DRAWING ART, ESSENCE FOR QUALITY SKETCH AND COLOUR PICTURES! Reply May 7, 2019 at 12:49 am David Byrne, your jacket is loud. Reply May 7, 2019 at 5:44 am I don't even know if college is even worth it for me Reply May 10, 2019 at 2:21 pm I love patti!! 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I'm an artist cos I live life and have had such a hard life, and when I do sit down and get some of that heartache out in art, whether it's been a hour or a month since I last did it, I am an artist then. Reply June 3, 2019 at 1:30 pm Being comfortable in my own skin, that's what I am trying to achieve my all life…. Reply June 6, 2019 at 1:24 pm There were 1000 people.900 were doing badly 90 were doing ok. 7were doing well 2 were doing fantastic and there was one lucky bastard that was an artist. Reply June 12, 2019 at 8:26 pm freaking 8 white artists Reply June 17, 2019 at 8:13 pm Maria Abram…is a man from the elite, investigate… Reply June 20, 2019 at 5:38 am Not one person said DEVELOP SKILL. If you're an artist, you better be able to do stuff other people can't. Like paint a Mountain, draw a face, carve something, sculpt something, etc. Reply June 23, 2019 at 2:04 pm Abramovic…..Good Lord….why should this creature be treated with any credibility is beyond mahself…. Reply July 6, 2019 at 10:38 am On that positive note…. Reply July 6, 2019 at 11:36 am Art has no rules. Reply July 6, 2019 at 12:25 pm Good thoughts for us "old artists" as well. But it would be helpful if the sound levels were the same throughout. Some speakers were a strain to hear; others blasted. Reply July 7, 2019 at 5:51 pm pode cre Reply July 13, 2019 at 6:49 pm Hi guys! I wrote a song!!! https://youtu.be/nWc_owqY0oU here’s the link in case u wanna hear it,the quality kinda sucks cause I recorded with my phone,but still thx sm for your time!!! Reply July 16, 2019 at 1:25 am I'm an Artist and Business is the best Art – best thing a person can do is make money and be total anonymous – to hell with the general public Reply July 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm mediocre artists Reply August 8, 2019 at 6:27 am I was hoping they would synch it so they all spoke at the same time like an advice mash-up Reply August 11, 2019 at 3:34 pm I am not even an artist. lol. I would like to be tho, one day I will become one Reply August 11, 2019 at 7:21 pm Eammon ca Reply August 12, 2019 at 11:43 am Porte Richmond; season one [Amazon Prime]: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HYJT2S3/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1538543687&sr=8-2&keywords=porte+richmond Reply August 17, 2019 at 11:44 pm Thank you. Reply August 27, 2019 at 11:30 am Be white Reply August 28, 2019 at 2:07 am Artists giving advice never helps anyone 😂 it's all subjective just like art Reply Comment here Cancel reply Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.