Useful Words for Artist Statements

Useful Words for Artist Statements

Useful Words for Artist Statements

Writing an Artist Statement is often tough for artists, and one of the reasons is trying to be articulate about their practice. Often-used words tend to sound like everyone else, so here are a few active words that might give you some inspiration that can use used instead of "looks" or "seems like" (which you should never use). You want to say something definitive like you know what you are doing. For instance, in a sentence where you are telling the reader what you work does, use one of these words that make sense to your practice.

My work:

addresses

adopts

affects

aggrevates

announces

assumes

betrays

broadcasts

challenges

commends

communicates

critiques

declares

designates

determines

divulges

donotes

echoes

emulates

exposes

fakes

feigns

hints

imitates

implies

insinuates

introduces

investigates

mentions

mimes

mimics

mirrors

mocks

notifies

offers

opens

parallels

parodies

parrots

poses

pretends

proclaims

proposes

refers

reflects

reiterates

represents

resembles

resonates

reveals

reverberates

signifies

steers

stimulates

suggests

tells

touts

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