What is Your Art Style?
The Artist, especially the fine Artist is one that communicates their raw and true emotions through their work.
Underwater Coral Reefs Series; Abstract Art; Ink on paperboard; Miabo Enyadike.
The talent that is birth through these kinds of emotions from the Artist, is the Artwork we see them create time after time, giving it relevance regardless of their personal social status.
This for me is the definition of the Art style of an Artist.
Consistency is key as well as fluidity, an ability to play with all mediums and still be recognizable is the defining factor of an Artist with their own style.
This style is not a trend! but one that is given to the Artist as a personal vision and its instructed from within, so much that even the Artist can not really explain, how or run away from it but can only translate this vision into reality.
Some might call it talent, I might agree but from a deeper sense I would call it a gift given by our maker.
Every Artist has their own true individual style and this is true to them only.
That is why even Artist, trained in higher institutions and earn degrees and Artist that are self taught really don't have any distinctions between them.
This is my personal view, don't get me wrong. Out there, it is our style and the ability to communicate events, in a way that people can identify with.
While pushing boundaries, creating social
awareness or consciousness that is relevant to our world, that matters.
Every other qualification becomes a bonus. I have a degree honors in Fine Applied Art since 1992, I remember how it felt like in class, I was some kind of renegade, I didn't quite "fit in" .
I enjoyed Art classes, after all we were left pretty much by ourselves to create Art.
I just was not satisfied.
My lecturers and I,
'Lady'; Abstract Art; Ink on Paperboard; Miabo Enyadike
I did struggle a bit with the practical aspect of my course, but excelled in Art history and every other theoretical aspect of my course outline.
Hence the reason after graduation, I worked in the oil servicing industry, abandoning my craft for a while.
The world Within; Abstract Art; Ink on Paperboard; Miabo Enyadike.
I say this, because there are gifted brilliant Artist out there, that may be in school or are self taught Artist with a peculiar Art style that is different from others, my advice is simply don't give up, it is your God given gift and style, own it and work it!.
In time it would be relevant and catch the audience that it appeals too at the right time.
I say this because the reason their is an enduring appeal, for the works of Picasso, Kandinsky, Warhol, Jasper Johns, Dieter Roth, Chagall, Frida Kahlo just to name a few of these calibre of Artist and all the 20th century Movements from Impressionism, cubism to Dada,
that we have studied and come to respect and adore, is simply their style and consistent loyalty, adamant almost fanatical faithfulness to their own peculiar genius.
Staying true to their inner vision of how they see the world, from within their soul.
From a fresh perspective, communicating it in a way that allows the audience to explore and enmesh, themselves in their world with them.
The peculiar style of the Artist will always come first, in the way we tell our story and the medium in which it is communicated is our style as Artist.
Flowers in a Vase; Abstract Art; Ink on paperboard;Miabo Enyadike.
It is what we have, it is our brand message.
It is what we sell, the technique we use and how it is applied is our formula for distinction.
I know I can speak for myself as an Artist, it took me time to come into my own style finally staying true to my vision.
Now for me it is not about other excellent Art or Artist out there, but to admire and be encouraged by the work done by these brilliant minds.
Whilst been grateful that I also have a vision and a dream, that can be translated into something that is tangible and appreciated, no matter the size of the audience or the platform.
So the question goes again,
WHAT IS YOUR ART STYLE?......Enjoy.