Updated: May 12, 2020
Art is all around us in different forms. Sometimes it defines reality and sometimes the reality defines it. Did Munch's Scream have an impact on the world? Of course, it did. A perfect way to show the anxiety of a modern man. In a similar way, many artists influence the world by means of conveying specific messages through their art.
Art is a means of communication on its own and it a powerful one. Therefore, contemporary artists use it as an ace in their sleeve and let their art speak about global warming, the current situation in the world as it is the case now with Covid-19, dying kids in Africa, and so on. Can artists influence powerful men to do something about what is going on in the world on many levels or their work is out there screaming for attention for some time and then it vanishes from the public eye? Art gives us the opportunities to express ourselves, convey messages that people can resonate with, and try to influence someone somewhere to do something in this crazy world. From my perspective, as an artist, you only get some attention if you are a little bit on a rebel side, just like Banksy. Artists of today are not meant to be hidden in their cozy ateliers, walking on the clouds and counting unicorns. A valuable artist of today must create something that will move the limits and get public attention or create art will resonate with art collectors or interior designer by defining beauty.
I believe in the power of art and its influence on everyone everywhere. That is why artists have a mission to spread messages through their art and make this world a better place.