Carolann Espino is a local artist who uses a combination of traditional, and conceptual ideas. Conceptual art expresses ideas in non-traditional representation. One of the most noted Conceptual Artist was Marcel Duchamp with his Readymade art. He is considered the father of Conceptual Art. He changed the art world forever and opened the doors for artists all over the world. Prior to Duchamp, art was very traditional and representational or a narrative to promote an idea. For example, the Catholic Church used art as propaganda, providing a narrative to an illiterate population. In this way they gained power through art. Today artist communicate through many means and modalities. Carolann loves art history and enjoys learninng about important artists of our times. Global art activism is extremely effective to bringing attention to conditions and situations humanity is facing. Exhibits can be a completely conceptual endeavor.
Conceptual art is freedom for artists to convey an idea using anything. Art is not meant to be restricted in any way. The viewer should feel like their mind is opened to new approaches to art when they see a conceptual art installation. Even if the viewer does not take away the exact meaning that the artist intended, the work is still gratifying and the value and meaning can grow. Many museums have put their entire inventory online for a virtual experience during the pandemic so broaden your horizons and learn more about today's artists. Carolann will soon be adding a store, videos, an art forum and events for interested viewers on her website. She invites you to contact her at her email address. Her home is her art studio and due to the pandemic it is not possible to visit her at this time. Appointments can be set up virtually if requested. You may insert your email address to become a member to have access to her future videos and her forum discussions.