89% of art transactions start online; 49% of collectors buy artworks online and 71% of art buyers have bought at least one work without having seen it in person. Few figures that clearly show how essential is the use of internet in the era of globalization for those who sell and buy art.
Jaykoe’s interdisciplinary practice explores the intricacies of the metropolis looking at alternative uses of city spaces as they become more densely populated, and issues of urban planning, social control, psychogeography, gentrification and community.
Alanna Eakin’s work has tickled our fancy this week. Working from her South London studio, Alanna creates vibrant paintings that take on two forms: one expressive and abstract, the other figurative and controlled.
This week we’re bringing you the brilliant and quirky world of Louise Boulter. In her current series ‘Observations of Character’ Louise forces us to explore the individual’s sense of isolation through clever cropping and abstraction of the figure.
Last week the Tasgmart team took a trip to Angel to check this year’s edition of the London Art Fair. The fair showcases a selection of art from the best galleries from around the world. You can see art by established artists as well as discover new talents and emerging names from the artworld.
From the 131 galleries that participated, these are our highlights…
The art market is unusual. It’s a vast $64bn market (The Art Market 2018, Art Basel & UBS Report) that is highly fragmented, despite a set of wildly successful and world-famous institutions including Sotheby’s, Christies and ‘mega-galleries’ such as the Gagosian, David Zwirner, Pace and Hauser & Wirth.
We had a brilliant evening with friends from a whole range of backgrounds and discussed the ways in which we all aim to contribute to the future of the art world. We’ve been asking our guests the same question for more than two years. Find out last nights responses on this post.
Ioana’s paintings explore the human condition through physiognomy in an attempt to expose deeper emotional energies. Instinctive and decisive brushstrokes define her paintings, coupled with subdued tones that emphasise the darker side of the figures.
Claudia Legge has been a player in the underwater photography world ever since she graduated in Art and Design from Leeds University. With her photos, she creates ethereal and dreamy images inspired by a fascination with light, water, colour and nudity.
#TagsmartArtistoftheWeek is Maxwell Rushton. Intertwining performance, painting, drawing and sculpture, Maxwell’s portfolio explores cultural phenomena and his own human condition.
The theme of homelessness has found its way into Maxwell’s practice on many occasions, including in his award-winning work, ‘Left Out’. Five separate edits of the original footage went viral, reaching over 40 million people.
Helen graduated from Chelsea School of Art with an MA in Sculpture in 1990, since then, her artistic trajectory has included group and solo shows internationally, such as The Other Art Fair in Brooklyn NY, the RA Summer Show in London.
Digitally hand re-painting her photographs from around the world, Alice invites viewers to replace the window through which they see the world, with a lens that interprets "reality" into something familiar yet foreign.