What artist statements really mean

The little blurbs artist write about their own work always crack me up.  There’s even a website, the Arty Bollocks Generator, which will automatically come up with gems like:


My work explores the relationship between new class identities and football chants.

With influences as diverse as Kierkegaard and Frida Kahlo, new synergies are created from both traditional and modern narratives.

Ever since I was a teenager I have been fascinated by the ephemeral nature of the human condition. What starts out as vision soon becomes corrupted into a tragedy of temptation, leaving only a sense of dread and the chance of a new understanding.

As subtle replicas become distorted through frantic and repetitive practice, the viewer is left with a statement of the edges of our era.


Now this artist explains what her statement means:


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