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Dipesh Majumdar

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Artist's profession

April 18, 2012

Being an artist and relying on your artworks for a living is foolishness and suicidal.

You become dependent on critics, followers and buyers. You have to be always on your toes and think about the business part of art. And business part and aesthetic part of art are like two opposite poles of a magnet. It is their inherent nature to repel each other. And when your mind harbours these two opposite aspects at the same time, it is bound to get derailed. It will get extinct and stop creating anything new and beautiful... aesthetically I mean.

So the best thing to do is to find a suitable profession that takes care of the basic needs... then only one can think about art! Create whatever the soul desires... wildest fantasy or worst nightmare.

Paint with freedom, sing with freedom and write with freedom... because art, without freedom is like birds without wings. The essence of art will be missing when the creator is in shackles.

It may so happen that my art works fail to produce any worthwhile followers. My works may remain unnoticed, but so what! My works are solely for me... not for the world! Yes, I do share them, but I don't care if you don't appreciate! And I am happy with my works. I love them.

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