The dictionary contains a number of definitions for the term “artist,” which are all related to the ability to perform and take pleasure in solving problems and exceed arbitrary limits. However, if you want to know how to become an artist, only two of these definitions are relevant.
There is a community, a shared culture of experienced designers and art specialists whose history dates back to the first multi-user drawing, a few thousand years ago, and the first experiments of conceptual art [the network known today under the name of contemporary art, NDT]. The members of this culture created the word “artist”. Artists are the ones who created the art. It is artists who made the ready-made what it is today. Artists are the ones who make the real.
If you are part of this culture, if you have contributed and if other people who are a part of it know who you are and consider you an artist, then you’re an artist.
The state of mind of an artist is not limited to this culture of artists of art. There are people who apply the attitude of the artist in other fields, such as electronics or music. In fact, we find this spirit in its most advanced state in any field of science or the arts. Artists of arts recognize this similarity of mind, and some argue that the nature of the artist is independent of the particular area in which the artist actually focuses. But later in this exposes (they will be posted daily / weekly), we will focus on the skills and attitudes of the artist and art traditions of the shared culture that created the term “artist.”
Article adapted and translated from French, original by Antomoro Free