As an artist I have never seen much sense in actually writing an artist statement. “Professionals” always make it seem that you have to denote and explain the entire existence of your art as some strange way to validate it.
Art doesn’t need validation. Neither does the existence for anything else, for that matter.
By that same token there is no such thing as true “art”. Life is a joke and insignificant. So is my art. It’s only has as much meaning as you want to read into it.
That’s about all there is to it.
Anybody who says they know what “art” is should immediately be ignored because they have no idea what they are talking about.
For that matter, I have no idea what I’m talking about. I’m making it all up.
Might as well be honest.