An artist statement, as we consider it here, is a statement from an artist about their overall project, body of work or inquiry. It may be voiced in the first person or the third person. Statements here are usually written or video recorded.
Sometimes statements about a single work are included, when it seems the larger project can be extrapolated. Sometimes the artist speaking about art-in-general is included, when it seems like a method of defining the artist’s own practice.