Many industries went for a toss during the emergence lockdown of COVID-19. It was believed that the art industry also had the same fate as the other industries, and people became more concerned about health and safety, rather than entertainment. Gradually, it seemed that whoever believed that was mistaken because the lockdown period allowed people to enjoy any type of art at their leisure in their homes.
The art styles could be anything, starting from movies, videos, songs and photography to even paintings and etchings as well. Many people had to sit at home and do their office work and things started to become monotonous and boring. Going out was not an option, so everything a person could do was inside the house.
The game-changing fact in the era of COVID-19 was that people began to take up old hobbies to kill time. Dancing, singing, playing an instrument, drawing and painting are some of the common interests a person has. So, individuals took up hobbies to spend time and also to get better at it.
In the digital era, everyone has access to online content and the first step to learning or watching art was to find some good references online. People began taking inspiration from their favorite artists performing the art form to get a perspective about how to do it themselves.
You might have heard that imitation is an art and everybody learns something by imitating others. So, people sitting at home began imitating their favorite artists and then enhanced their own skill sets and made their own identities. Now, once you think that you are adept at doing something, you want to showcase that skill, isn’t it?
Naturally, people wanted to showcase the skills, they had learned, on a decent platform. There was no physical platform available in the pandemic. The only platform they had was the digital medium.
How Art Emerged as the Medium for Self-Expression in the Era of COVID-19
Demand needs to be created before the supply of any item. So, why was Art a requirement during the time when the world was going through one of the worst phases it has ever seen?
The answer lies in the question itself, as when you are going through some of the toughest phases in life, you need support.
So, when the world was in the dark and the hope for light was nowhere to be seen, people had to express their feelings and aspirations to derive self-motivation. Yes, communicating with your loved ones in the house or online is a great way to let your feelings out. But, it is not enough as the isolation and suffocation of being inside a house all the time eats you up.
Self-expression, be it in any form, became art through which you could convey your feelings to the world. As the world is still recovering from the storm that came with the pandemic, it is gearing up for fine american art shows and exhibitions online. Those artists who up-skilled themselves can participate in art competitions and exhibitions being held worldwide.
So far, the art medium has emerged as the top industry in which individuals are investing. All we need is some hope and positivity to survive. So, during the time when there is a dire need of positivity and hope, people are resorting to their choice of art mediums to derive them.