Finding the True Essence of the Appreciation for Art

If I’ve said it once then I’ve said it a million times, but I’m definitely not done saying it and I’m going to keep saying it for as long as it remains true, that being the fact that art is all around and the appreciation thereof is not the preserve of those who call themselves […]

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What Qualifies Someone As a Foodie?

Because it’s somewhat of the time vortex, I resolved not to log in to my personal Facebook account for a while and when I recently logged in I quickly realised just why it was such a good idea in the first place to stay away more. One of my contacts was criticising people whom according […]

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Are the Robots Coming for Artists’ Jobs Too?

As a graphics designer whose main area of operation is in the digital space, I work very closely with some of my colleagues who are programmers and developers, so naturally, I’d have some knowledge about the likes of programming and other elements which make up the more technical side of what we do as a […]

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Is Mother Nature the Greatest Artist Yet?

Well, the short answer is “Yes, definitely,” but I’m sure if you’re a graphic designer you might point to that “Designer of the Year” trophy sitting right at the edge your desk and proclaim that in the past year you were the greatest artist. In which case, you’ll want answers – you’ll want more than […]

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Paying the Bills with Art

I don’t know how true it is or indeed if it’s really just a parable of sorts, but there’s a popular story in the art world and beyond about a famous artist of the ages who apparently completed one of his masterpieces by candlelight. The question which naturally follows is “Why on earth didn’t he […]

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Exploring the Science of Design

Perhaps one of the many reasons why the art industry has been viewed as somewhat of a “lesser” industry is because when people think about a typical artist, an image of a long-haired, blunt-smoking, dirty hippie type comes to mind. I can’t imagine such ignorance is still as widespread as it once was because when […]

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When Art is a Thankless Job

A South African writer friend of mine whom I met online while we were both working on a project for the same client brought to my attention something that I guess I’ve always been thinking about, but just somehow couldn’t put into words in a manner which would fully express those thoughts. He simply exclaimed […]

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Exploring the Intriguing World of Illusionists

Of all the art forms in existence (and there are many), I reckon what illusionists do and achieve has to be the most intriguing of all. Now I’m speaking from the point of view of a fellow artist here, which should say a whole lot about just how blown away I am by illusionists who […]

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When Art Meets Extremely High Work Ethic

When art collides with extremely high work ethic, some magic that never loses its allure is created and whatever it s that was created out of this marriage of high work ethic and artistic talent lives on forever! While at first, I was a bit grumpy about effectively being lumped with a workload that’s beyond […]

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The Over Commercialisation of Art

I find it rather sad how the lives of great artists along with their talents seem to be celebrated only once they’ve departed this earth. I mean all too often we hear about the heart-breaking stories of the lives and times of struggling artists whose work fetches tens of millions only after they’ve kicked the […]

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