Masters of Fuck All

We have to pay for the booze?!

We have to pay for the booze?!

I can tell hes a curator.

I can tell hes a curator.

I'd rather be eating sushi.

I'd rather be eating sushi.

What were they thinking?

What were they thinking?

Anybody can be an artist.

Anybody can be an artist.

If you have nothing nice to say...

If you have nothing nice to say...

Thank you for the feedback.

Thank you for the feedback.

Everyone loved the food.

Everyone loved the food.

I've used all of my fucks.

I've used all of my fucks.

Individually these works represent minor experiences shared by everyone in the art world at some point. Together they narrate a greater picture that causes mental exhaustion for a lot of artists. Presenting a psychological mindset that results in burn out, the series explores how immersion in the art world can cause someone to exhaust all of their “fucks”, particularly when confronted with discouraging experiences and being on the losing half of the power struggle. These works represent some experiences I have had and people I have met, but are in no way a reflection of all arts professionals and experiences.

 

 

Acrylic and gold and black ink on masonite. 2015. 9.5" x 11.25" unframed

All images are property of caitlyn jean mcmillan and may not be reproduced without permission.