Reassuring The Un-Reassuring

I must admit that trying to get my work up around other areas and not always in my home town is something that I am quite apprehensive about. I like my work, and generally speaking I’m confident about the concepts behind it, but both myself and the work doesn’t have the self assured confidence and (maybe) arrogance that I (must admit) do associate with the modern art world.

I am a person with some confidence in what I do, but if someone bumps into me on the street and asked me something face to face I can so easily just fold. I’m not strong in people to people situations. But I am aware that even an artist needs this, in this day and age to ever succeed.

I somehow don’t feel like I really don’t (or won’t) fit into the art world, just like when I write songs i don’t really feel part of the local music scene. Sometimes I think this could be my making, but more often I fear this could be my un-doing. My art (and songs) are as contemporary and analytical of the world as any other art out there. I just cannot justify making art that the vast majority of people probably wont understand.

I certainly have ideas on these grounds, but I don’t really have the patience to construct something which is neither pleasing to me or others.

About John Ledger

A visual Artist, eternal meanderer and obsessive self-reflector by nature, who can’t help but try to interpret everything from within the tide of society. His works predominantly take the form of large scale ballpoint pen landscape drawings and map-making as social/psychological note-making. They are slowly-accumulating responses to crises inflicted upon the self in the perplexing, fearful, empty, and often personality-erasing human world.

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