From artist trees to gay country artists to art installations, artists are taking the world by storm in their quest to change people’s minds, attitudes and behaviours.
“People are going to be looking for the things that will make a difference to their lives, and there is a lot of stuff out there that has been done already, and it doesn’t necessarily make sense to me,” art dealer and performer Karyn Kato said.
The 30-year-old is the owner of artworks such as “The World is a Gay Place”, which depicts an all-male scene on a plane.
“I don’t think there is much that has changed in the world, I think people are just in a better place.”
When I see the way the world is now, I see it as a way to change society and create a better world for people,” she said.”
Art is the thing that can change the way people see the world.
“The exhibition, entitled “The world is a gay place”, will run from August 4 to August 11 at the National Gallery of Australia.
Kato says the exhibit, which has already been selected by the Australian Society of Illustrators and Illustrators, is part of her commitment to change perceptions of the gay community.”
What I’m doing with it is trying to put my art on the agenda, and show the world that the art world is out there for all Australians to see, and that gay artists are just doing amazing work,” she explained.”
This is a great opportunity to show the gay world what’s happening in the art field, because there are so many wonderful artists and their work, and not many people are paying attention.
“The exhibit also includes a series of installations, including an installation by artist Tree, a work by actor John Cho and a work from a local artist.
Ms Kato says her artworks can be a way for people to express themselves.”
The more people I get to know, the more they are going out and connecting with people,” Ms Kato told News.co.au.
She said she wanted to help others understand the world through art.”
People just see art as a tool to express their emotions, but it can be used for good, as well.
“My artwork can make people smile, it can make them feel good, it gives them a sense of self-worth, and I think that is a good thing,” Ms Yato said.
“Ms Kano said her work often involves people of all ages and ethnicities.”
For people of colour and women, I feel like it’s important to tell stories that are positive, but also give them a voice,” she added.”
There are so few artists of colour in the Australian arts scene, and a lot more women artists than men.””
People look at me and say, ‘what is he doing?’ but I think they know that there are plenty of amazing artists out there,” Ms Sato said of her art.
Ms Katella said she has had people come to her for advice, but was careful to point out that she was an artist.”
It’s a personal journey, and people are going through their own personal journeys.
I think it’s nice to help people find their voice,” Ms Jato said in an interview.
Ms Jato says she feels “very fortunate” to have the support of the Australian Art Gallery.”
We are a very supportive gallery, and we want to do everything we can to support artists and help them be successful,” she told News Australia.
Ms Sato says it was her decision to become an artist, rather than a businesswoman.”
But I also feel very fortunate that I’ve had the support, I’ve got a very talented, and very young, female artist,” she recalled.”
That is what I need to do.
It’s not just to create a portfolio or a website or something like that, I need a platform to go on and create something that people can see and say ‘wow’.
“She says her work will help the LGBT community to be accepted, but she will not stop there.”
If I can make someone smile, that’s a good start,” she joked.”
As long as I have the talent, I’m going to keep doing it.
I’m very determined, and as long as my work makes people smile I’m not going to stop.
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