The allure of an artist is that they often remain secretive, mysterious, aloof and unknown.
A lot of young punks (myself included) will try to appear artistic by being aloof, distance, diffident and unpredictable. BUT that just makes you a punk, it doesn’t make you artistic.
The major problem with keeping secrets, is that your duplicity will eventually find you out.
There is nothing like being a lizard in someone else’s skin, it’s like running against the flow on a travelator; if you are fighting to keep up appearances eventually you are going to get found out.
Here is the rub, mystery is created by openness, by a fearless vulnerability that exposes an audience to the inside of the artist.