If plushenko is an incredible artist, I wonder if harlem shake is art as well. Many of his programs (especially after his comeback in 2009) are just crazy frenetic moves that could go along with any background music, with kisses, fist pumps, "sexy" stares at the judges, and some really weird moves (hand on his opened mouth in 2010 LP, hips shaking out of context, etc). He has amazing personality, presence and charisma, but art on ice? I wouldn't go that far, especially after his comeback. He had some good programs before, like tribute to nijinsky, but most of his choreos are just...cheesy.
Don't hate me for the comment, I really respect Plushenko and I think he is a superman, but calling Plushenko an artist on ice is a little disrespectful to skaters like Lambiel, Takahashi and Buttle. He is more like a great entertainer and performer, in my humble opinion.