Understanding Art

If you keep making art for the sake of relativity to the audience, you'll never be an artist. 
Artistic responsibility is about pushing the boundaries on the known into the imagined - you are the imagination of your audience. 
When you give them something they already know, you're being a friend. When you give them something unfamiliar and challenges understanding, you are an artist. 

The new era is about the experience. We have a global mainstream that desires to be validated and understood in a way humanity has never desired before. But that's not the purpose of art. We are not here as artists to say "I get you, I relate, I am like you."
We are here to say, here is Life, in all its angles and forms and subjects and tastes and flavours - do YOU understand? Have YOU been transported beyond your own perceptions, your own ideas and constructs, have you been further outside yourself to become someone that relates to more than yourself? 

Artists are here to expand and explore and observe human experience - and to comment, conceptualise and create beyond it. What is relative to the audience is the opportunity to go beyond the boundaries of every day existence. When art transports, it becomes the vehicle of greater experience. When it acknowledges, it is commenting. When it is validating, it's pure decoration. 

As an artist, what have YOU mastered? Who have you brought into your universe and taken on the tour? How many lives have you touched and transformed, even the slightest, to bring them an elevation of life? 

The profound is based on understanding. People crave being understood. But they don't know what understanding is until they are confronted by the task themselves. 
"Work It Out"