“The thing itself is one, the images are many. What leads to a perceptive understanding of the thing is not the focus on one image but the viewing of many images together.” Rudolf Steiner
What is art? How is it so universal, and yet interpreted so differently by artists around the world? Why is it such a central pillar in all cultures around the world? Who are artists and why do they create? Who better than artists themselves to answer these fundamental questions? The One Art Project explores the meaning of art through a collection of video portraits of artists from around the world. By seeking artists’ profiles that are as diverse as possible across nationalities, cultural backgrounds and mediums, the project is also an exploration of humanity’s diversity through art. The goal of the project is to create a collection of at least a hundred portraits of artists from around the world. I hope this project contributes to a better understanding of art and what drives artists to embark on their creative endeavors. I hope it promotes art and motivates people to learn more about artists and their work. I hope it inspires artists and aspiring artists of all ages. I hope it also promotes the importance of learning from our differences and sheds light on the beauty and importance of diversity.
Damel Dieng, Creator & Producer of The One Art Project