Consumers who had previously had some form of intellect to appreciate the perceived philosophy may have also run out of patience. Because having experienced shortfalls in terms of acquiring decent art, they will have heard the perceived mantra that art is for art’s sake. In today’s societies and environments, how does that even begin to make sense? And it hardly seems fair if it is going to be inaccessible to most, not necessarily for financial reasons.
In today’s societies and environments, art should make sense, just as functional fine art would. Of course, it needs to be attractive to the popular eye. But it would be good for all and sundry, including the artist, if all the manufactured art that goes on the walls and buildings served a good purpose. Like, how about sending out a message to remind people why it is just so important to save the environment, instead of producing poster art that glorifies a popular brand of fizzy drinks.
And that might just be a good example of art that makes no sense, if it is not blatantly lying to those who are especially ignorant. How does a gorgeous girl with milky white teeth, holding a cold bottle of soda make any sense? Because in reality, unless she happened to be genetically gifted, the regular consumer of soda bottles and cans would be looking the complete opposite of this poster girl image. Speaking of bottles and cans, they are never wasted. They are being used over and over again. The process of this movement is in itself an art.
And yes, the functional fine artist may be making use of such materials, from time to time, to prove a point or do a good service for those who may notice.