Usually, people who have artistic inclinations but who come from middle-income or working class families are encouraged to set aside their talents for the sake of earning for the family. Others manage to dabble in their art on the side, however most people do not even have the chance to let the public get a glimpse of their work.
Thankfully, contemporary artists now who have access to the internet can have a chance to let their artworks seen all over the world and also sell them through artstar.com. The items may not sell that much unlike in museums, but it is better than nothing having an audience to your work.
At artstar.com, they do not just upload any contemporary artwork in their website. Like the Prada Marfa by Noel Kerns, the admins of the site carefully screen submissions based on the recommendations of their known curators. So you could be a known artist or a struggling one, you have a place in the website as long as your work meets their standards.
These works are then reproduced through high quality reproduction but in limited quantities. So buyers and potential collectors are sure that what they are getting are limited edition works.
It is great to have a place like this where contemporary artists and art collectors can connect with each other through the website. The internet has provided a wonderful avenue for that. Many modern-day artists have seen their work get appreciated as well as collected by many people worldwide.