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HOW TO CREATE AND OWN A UNIQUE ART

Updated: Aug 2, 2022


With the world constantly developing, and new arts and artists continually discovered, it becomes a more difficult task to not just own art, but to boast of one that is unique, and extraordinary. This leads to the question of, how does one own a unique art?



SCOUT THE MARKET IN SEARCH OF WHAT IS MISSING


First of all, any creative or artist should not jump into the art market with a blindfold. Look before you leap! It's safe for an emerging artist, or even the old ones who seek to re-establish themselves, to scout the market in search of what is missing, for them to create and own a unique art or service that will fill the void in the market.


Imagine this scenario:


Peter is a graduate of fine arts and ancient arts. He idolizes Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, and the rest of the ancient painters and sculptors.


There is a forthcoming art exhibition at the Vatican National Museum of Art in Vatican City. Peter is interested in showcasing his talent and skills by unveiling his latest painting at the museum. For years now, Peter has been more of a shy painter and rather sulks and adores his paintings in the secrecy of his studio, than show them to the rest of the world.


Acting on the advice of a friend, Peter finally puts his best painting on display, and it's a doppelganger of Da Vinci's Mona Lisa. What sets Peter's painting apart from Vinci's is that Peter's Mona Lisa has hints of makeup, while Vinci's Mona Lisa is still famous for keeping a plain beauty.


At the end of the exhibition, Peter's painting is overlooked and gets a score of 4/10 from some of the art enthusiasts and curators who were at the exhibition, even when his painting was as remarkable and more striking than the original Mona Lisa.


Why did things turn out badly for Peter even though he is that talented?


The unavoidable answer is that he failed to create and own unique art.


Over the years, thousands and millions of people must have grown tired of staring at Mona Lisa. Not even a more striking Mona Lisa with makeup can incite the curiosity and excitement that comes with art lovers and enthusiasts.


The short fictitious tale must have nailed the essence of this article: being, creating, and owning unique art and services.


The next step will be for those of us who believe that for our art and services to be unique, they must not necessarily be something new from scratch —something that has never been seen.



REVAMP AND RECREATE AN OLD ART OR SERVICE


Even if Peter were to create a painting similar to Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, maybe he would have opted for a male Mona Lisa, and named it, Mona Pisa or some other more masculine name.


This simply means, even if we wish to recreate and make changes to old art to make it relevant or stand out again, it has to be changed to influence changes in whatever market or target it was directed at.


I want to be a romance novelist, and instead of sticking to the usual pattern of plot development (the hot, cold, and hot approach) I can change it to cold, hot, and hot, or hot, hot, and cold approaches.


As a result of these unique changes to the predictable world order, my readers may take more interest in my romance story because it offers them a new perspective on romance and love. At the end of it all, I became a winner and a unique art creator.


However, the changes stated in the previous paragraph can turn out to be a complete failure. And why is it so? The next paragraph will answer this question.


KNOW THE RULES AND HOW TO BREAK THEM WITHOUT BREAKING THEM


In art, one of the golden rules is to follow the steps of our predecessors as we try to navigate our paths. But to truly stand out and become a force to reckon with at the end of our journey, it's advisable to bend the rules at some point to create room for our unique art or services. This simply means that art is more changes over time to create more changes.


It is always fun to break the rules and guidelines that govern a particular art creation or service provision. But it's unfair when we naively break these rules and thus, create more of a monstrous art or superficial service than a unique art. To be on the safe path to creating our unique arts, it is better to have an understanding of the old art, what is reoccurring about it, what is missing, and what will be cherished if added to the old one to create new art.


BEING IN AN ENVIRONMENT THAT WILL STIMULATE THE CREATIVE MIND INTO CREATING UNIQUE ART AND SERVICES


Last but never least, our art and services are originators of our environments. This means we don't create them out of a void or aimed at isolation. The environment will always be a healthy stimulant and muse to incite those radical and unique thoughts that are often the foundations of mind-blowing and unique arts. It's safe to be in an environment that influences these changes in us. And this is where ArtKeeper.com comes in—a community of artists and intellectuals, where several heads can be joined towards giving you tips and advice on what to create to make your art and services a unique one.



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Nsikan is an emerging Nigerian fiction writer and poet. He has published three of his poems in three renowned online magazines; Praxis Magazine, Dreich magazine, and Inkbabies magazine. He is currently working as a professional ghostwriter on Upwork, while also studying for a B.Sc in Political Science. When he is not writing, or working, he spends his free time playing video games, watching football fixtures, and streaming movies.

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