Does your art need a gimmick to succeed?

Does your art need a gimmick to succeed? If art has a quickly recognisable ‘hook’ does that make it easier to sell?

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This week Alice has been learning the value of taking detours – Louise is in flow with her work and both have been working together to share a free art workshop with Nicholas Wilton which will show you the three most powerful principles you can use to transform your art.

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We explore the idea of having a ‘gimmick’ – what does it mean within art? Is there a difference between artists who have settled on a process and/or subject matter that works for them, and those who are continually searching. Perhaps there isn’t as much of a difference as we are assuming and there is something here we can all learn from.

Our discussion ranges from pop art to cubism and from Damian Hirst to a colour-blind Yorkshire farmer.  Perhaps it’s not that art needs a gimmick to succeed – but that it needs a story, so that others can relate to it. Have you discovered yours yet?

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Audience Question

“How much do you concern yourself with contemporary, ‘critically relevant’ art? How do you navigate the call to innovate versus just following your own pleasure and intuition?”

Inside / outside inspiration

Louise finds joy, and a bit of surprise in the fact that she’s begun to have calls from interested buyers who want to buy her work … “I need to make that easier.”

Alice has been inspired by others doing what’s necessary to move things along for them, including learning new technology in order to get results.

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MENTIONED:
Richard Snowdon
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Credits
“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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