The value of FEEDBACK for artists

The term ‘feedback’ is used to describe the helpful information or criticism about prior action, service, or product from an individual, which is communicated to another individual who can use that information to adjust and improve current and future actions, services, or products. [online definition]

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In the business world feedback is seen as a massive positive force. However, in parts of the art world it can be rather different. The act of creating art usually happens in isolation, with an unknown end result or artwork destination. This is because most artists make their artwork for themselves. Making art is often a very selfish, lonely activity. They might not welcome feedback because it would interfere with the perceived integrity of their creative process.

This applies to a high percentage of artists. And it explains why they don’t sell their work to strangers.