Artist of the week

Maria Positano, Tagsmart Artist of the Week

Maria Positano, Tagsmart Artist of the Week

Maria Positano uses elements associated with rituals and ceremonies, including fire, burned wood, metal and wax, to create physical artefacts and project meaning onto symbolic objects.

Jaykoe, Tagsmart Artist of the Week

Jaykoe, Tagsmart Artist of the Week

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, Tagsmart Artist of the Week

Alanna Eakin, Tagsmart Artist of the Week

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.

Louise Boulter. Tagsmart Artist of the Week

Louise Boulter. Tagsmart Artist of the Week

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.

London Art Fair Highlights

London Art Fair Highlights

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…

5 things you need to do before you start selling art

5 things you need to do before you start selling art

Cataloguing your work is a very important aspect of being an artists and we can help you and ArtGoda chooses Tagsmart to do it.

In this video Goda Smilingyte (founder of Art Goda) explains the 5 things every artists must do before he or she starts selling the artworks.

Art & Museum Magazine Feature

Art & Museum Magazine Feature

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.

Ioana Baltan, Tagsmart Artist of the Week

Ioana Baltan, Tagsmart Artist of the Week

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, Tagsmart Artist of the Week

Claudia Legge, Tagsmart Artist of the Week

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.

Rhiannon Salisbury, Winner of the Tagsmart Open Call

Rhiannon Salisbury, Winner of the Tagsmart Open Call

#Tagsmartartistoftheweek is #rhiannonsalisbury, one of the winners of Tagsmart's first Open Call.

Rhiannon is a London-based painter who recently graduated from the Turps Gallery Painting Programme, having completed an MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art.

Tere Chad, Winner of the Tagsmart Open Call

Tere Chad, Winner of the Tagsmart Open Call


#TagsmartArtistoftheWeek
 is #TereChad . Tere is one of the two winners of this year's Tagsmart Open Call and we are very proud to have her on board!

Tere’s work has been exhibited globally, including at the Fundacion Colunga in Chile and the Embassy of Chile in London. 

Tagsmart weekly discovery: Elizabeth James’ quest for the untold beauty in the ordinary

Born in Croydon to mixed heritage-parents, Elizabeth James’ love of art has been a prominent part of her life. Captivated by the way black and white blends together and the shades of grey in between, her practice of the arts began exploring the use of pencil and charcoal. 

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It wasn’t until 2004 that James took what seemed to be a giant leap and started to use colours and paint with oils, which eventually led to her love for photography.

Looking down the lens like a form of escapism and in a quest for the beauty in the ordinary, James often shoots focuses on texture, shadows and reflections, capturing the visual rhythms in the natural flow. 

In 2014, James’ work from the Colour in Motion series was exhibited in the Works on Paper Art Fair at the Science Museum, at Gordon Ramsay’s London House in Battersea Square, and at the Stratstone of Mayfair Aston Martin showroom for the launch of the new Aston Martin Vanquish. In the same year, James was voted as one the top 5 artists at The Other Art Fair.

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Last year, James opened her own gallery, Elizabeth James Gallery, in South Norwood, to showcase the best of Croydon’s contemporary art. Hosting exhibitions with guest artists and workshops, selected artists are also occasionally invited to create art by the gallery window.

The gallery is hosting a special exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of the original Summer of Love in 1967. The Croydon Summer of Love show represents the culturally and politically charged period of time through art. Exhibiting artists include Angela Crow, Bernard Gary, Tom Bushnell, Zoe Akroyd Parker and Jessica Le Gary. The exhibition will be on display until August 28.