This is “How to Begin Life as an Artist Overseas” (Beginner Part 1).
Personally, I think this is the most important thing.
In a word, it’s all about “awareness”.
First of all, all you readers out there want to become aware of the same thing and that’s how to become an artist who can live and make art anywhere in the world.
Artists carrying out their lives overseas share the common desire to take full pride in calling themselves artists. So, no matter how magnificent or lacking the product may be, no matter what the people surrounding them may say, these artists persevere with their creativity.
In other words...
what it means to be an artist is absurdly broad.
That picture of confidence is so moving it makes people want to see their works. It arouses passion.
If that feeling isn’t strong enough, collectors and fans won’t feel that connection.
I feel the reason it seems so hard for Japanese artists to succeed abroad is due to this height of passion.
Mr. Tarou Okamoto once said, “art must explode!”
Say it out loud, okay?＼(^_^)／
Next time, I will speak more on how to approach foreign art galleries in “How to Begin Life as an Artist Overseas” (Beginner Part 2).