A couple of weeks ago I was invited to participate at Art Battle 54. Art Battle? Was that like a visual snub-off where fellow artists paint preposterous pictures of their competitor’s mother? It was billed as a live competitive painting event where painters create the best work they can in 20 minutes. What ever the case, I was eager to find out!
Until I heard of Art Battle, I never came across the idea of competitive painting. Painting up until that point was a very private process that was usually spanned the course of days, if not weeks but to have the opportunity to unveil the illusion of art making was very attractive.