Aelita Andre has reached a level of success at four-years-old that most artists will never achieve. The Australian native (whose parents are both artists) currently has her own sold out show in an art gallery in New York City.
But the question that people are asking after seeing this video of the adorable girl in her studio: Is this art? My answer is I’m not sure. I’ve got two of my own four-year-olds at home, and her work is definitely better than theirs (sorry kids!). For example, in many of her pieces she seems to know when to stop – a skill foreign to most little kids. She also chooses colors that are really beautiful together. But then I see her glugging paint out onto a canvas and it just looks like a kid having fun making a mess. So what’s your opinion on this would-be-Pollack? Is she a prodigy or a product of good marketing?