It’s not always clear what art is. One possible definition is that art is work you find an audience for after you make it.
It’s not pandering for the most attention. It’s clear intentions presented uniquely.
That’s why success makes it harder to be an artist, it’s hard not to start asking what your audience wants, however, no one says being an artist has to be the goal. Just be clear in your intention, is this art, in which I’m trying to make a statement for anyone who it resonates with, or is this serving an audience who desires it.