I often wonder is it important to have your art fit into a style or a label. My work flits between expressionism and impressionism and sometimes slides into abstract.
Expressionism art uses vivid colour to convey the emotional response to the subject where impressionism art captures the essence of the scene relying on the use of light. Abstract however, is non-representational and left to the interpretation of the artist and the viewer. I do enjoy abstract; however, I keep finding my way back to vibrant florals.
For this reason, I call myself a mixed media artist, as I use multiple media in my work and I can't really put a style or label to it.
Should we label our style or should we be able to create to our passion as opposed to a label. There are differing opinions in the art world as to the benefits or attributes of labelling an artist to a genre or movement.
For me, I don't want to limit myself as I continue to experiment, play and develop my artistic skills.
What is your favourite stye, genre or art movement?
Lee Cummins is a mixed media artist, workshop and art class facilitator.