Whatever you do, have an artist’s statement. Don’t think that your work should speak for itself. An statement will anchor your work and thus accelerate the viewer’s understanding of your work. Why am I convinced artist statements are important? Because of the five photographers exhibiting their work (each in a separate room) at Global Gallery, only two had artist’s statements and viewers at the opening night were constantly telling me how unapproachable were the works in other rooms without artist statements.
Below is my artist’s statement – it’s not long (192 words), begins with a bang,the text font size is 44 and it was printed to fill a sheet 42cm wide by 65cm tall