April 14, 2017
Advice to the Young Artist
Are you a young artist? Are you looking for creative guidance? Or perhaps you might be in the mood to watch a fun animation…then, Advice to the Young Artist is for you. As we prepare to wrap the work week, I’d like to share a precious short film. Advice to …
Are you a young artist? Are you looking for creative guidance? Or perhaps you might be in the mood to watch a fun animation…then, Advice to the Young Artist is for you.
As we prepare to wrap the work week, I’d like to share a precious short film. Advice to the Young Artist is a delicious animation under 3-minunes by Daniella Shuhman. The filmmaker managed to bring together an extraordinary group of artists from various disciplines including performance art, literature, fine arts, and music. Imagine, Marina Abramovic, Jonathan Franzen, Richard Ford, Patti Smith, Sjón, Fred Tomaselli, Olafur Eliasson, The Chapman Brothers, and Umberto Eco giving honest advice to young artists.
These words of wisdom are brought to life by Shuhman’s illustrations. The director, who also animated and illustrated the piece, collaborated with The Caretaker for sound and Elad Ben Aroche on the sound editing.
Go ahead, take a little break to enjoy this animation. It will feel as refreshing as the fresh breeze on a spring day. Take a peek at some of my favorite quotes:
- Have fun, real fun and not some kind of masturbatory fun.
- If you proclaim yourself a young artist, maybe you’re not an artist and you’d better off doing something else.
- Build a good name, keep your name clean, don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful.
- Don’t be embarrassed about what excites you.
- Talk yourself out of it if you possibly can.
- If you are doing something weird that everybody hates, that might be something worth looking into and worth investigating.
- Make your own way in the world. Wrap up warm. Eat properly, sensibly. Don’t smoke and phone your mom.
Enjoy and happy Friday y’all!
All images belong to Daniella Shuhman ©2017 All rights reserved.
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