London Art Fair
After a politically turbulent and horrifying 2016, it was a breath of fresh air to start the year’s art itinerary with an international art scene at the London Art Fair.
It was a great way to say “bugger” off to political differences, religious disputes, extremism, and anything else that sets humans apart.
As the saying goes, art transcends all borders, ethnicities, race, religion, and color, and although it is not strikingly apparent here at the fair, the international art collaboration is still evident. At least a fifth of exhibitors were from outside the UK.
There was Modern and Contemporary art, with a focus on mid-century British art. The range of mediums used was great; from paintings, sculptures, and drawings, to photography, ceramics, woodworks, and neon installations.
The Business and Design Center in Islington, where the fair is held, offers a great space, and the routes are easy to navigate. The sections were cleverly laid out this year, and generally there was something for everyone (budget wise), and so people were able to buy some art, not just enjoy looking at it.
The Collector’s lounge does leave a lot to be desired, though; maybe its sponsors could prep it up a little for next year?!
Love the cool Yesim Turanli from Pi Artworks Istanbul/London
And also love the works at Galeria Victor Lope from Barcelona. Great artist selection!
Next year (2018) the fair will take place on January 17th to the 21st