Profession conceptual artist

Conceptual artists have the capacity to choose any material as an artistic tool or/and material to express a creative concept to be presented as an artistic experience to the public. Their work, belonging to the fine arts, can be two-dimensional (drawing, painting, collage), three-dimensional (sculpture, installation) or four-dimensional (moving images, performance).

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Labour legislation

    Legislation, on a national or international level, that governs labour conditions in various fields between labour parties such as the government, employees, employers, and trade unions.

  • Intellectual property law

    The regulations that govern the set of rights protecting products of the intellect from unlawful infringement.

  • Art history

    The history of art and artists, the artistic trends throughout centuries and their contemporary evolutions.

Skills

  • Maintain an artistic portfolio

    Maintain portfolios of artistic work to show styles, interests, abilities and realisations.

  • Study artistic techniques

    Study a variety of artistic techniques and learn how to apply them in concrete artistic projects.

  • Select artistic materials to create artworks

    Select artistic materials based on strength, colour, texture, balance, weight, size, and other characteristics that should guarantee the feasibility of the artistic creation regarding the expected shape, color, etc. - even thought the result might vary from it. Artistic materials such as paint, ink, water colours, charcoal, oil, or computer software can be used as much as garbage, living products (fruits, etc) and any kind of material depending on the creative project.

  • Gather reference materials for artwork

    Gather samples of the materials you expect to use in the creation process, especially if the desired piece of art necessitates the intervention of qualified workers or specific production processes.

  • Confer on artwork

    Introduce and discuss the nature and content of art work, achieved or to be produced with an audience, art directors, catalogue editors, journalists, and other parties of interest.

  • Define artistic approach

    Define your own artistic approach by analysing your previous work and your expertise, identifying the components of your creative signature, and starting from these explorations to describe your artistic vision.

  • Adapt artistic plan to location

    Adjust plans to other locations with regards to the artistic concept.

  • Create artwork

    Cut, shape, fit, join, mould, or otherwise manipulate materials in an attempt to create a selected artwork - be the technical processes not mastered by the artist or used as a specialist.

  • Monitor art scene developments

    Monitor artistic events, trends, and other developments. Read recent art publications in order to develop ideas and to keep in touch with relevant art world activities.

  • Contextualise artistic work

    Identify influences and situate your work within a specific trend which may be of an artistic, aesthetic, or philosophical natures. Analyse the evolution of artistic trends, consult experts in the field, attend events, etc.

  • Make artistic processes explicit

    Explain the artistic creation endeavour as an intellectual and/or sensitive process being part of a cultural environment, and as a valuable pursuit of individual development.

  • Develop artistic research framework

    Develop a framework for investigation on artistic issues.

Optional knowledge and skills

create pen-and-paper images use artistic materials for drawing assess conservation needs develop educational resources develop educational activities keep personal administration manage artistic project promote yourself monitor sociological trends ensure safety of exercise environment develop animations design graphics develop artistic project budgets plan art educational activities participate in artistic mediation activities present exhibition