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Gimme gimme abstract art at the London Art Fair

On our way to the Business Centre, where the London Art fair takes place, we could not help but speculating about what we would see and remembered all the wonders we saw in the past years.

A quick ushering through by the fair staff and we were in. Thursday evening is a good day to go at the fair as you are sure to find on your path some waiting staff eagerly willing to hand you over free bottles of beers.

We thought we’ll go around the ground floor as well as the first floor today where you normally find the “mammoths”. By this I mean the heavy-weight art galleries which mainly deal “fine art”. As we were hopping from one booth to the other, it was becoming obvious to our eyes: abstract art we were seeing was awesome and stood out from almost anything else.

We have included below the best pieces we thought we saw.

Wilhelmina Barn Graham | Art-Pie

Alan Davie | Art-Pie

Andy Stewart | Art-PieMartyn Brewster | Art-Pie

Alan Davie | Art-Pie

Pamela Clarkson x Atta Kwam | Art-Pie

Onkurodano Unjaku | Art-Piewilliam-crozier

The Multiplied Fair opens this week end

The third edition of the contemporary art in editions fair, Multiplied, returns to Christie’s South Kensington this October. Christie’s is pleased to announce forty-one international contemporary galleries will be participating, in what continues to be the UK’s only contemporary print fair.

Once again the salerooms in South Kensington will be transformed during Frieze week. The fair will be open to the public with free admission from 12-15 October 2012.

We have included below a few examples of what you will be able to purchase –

CFPR Editions

Carolyn Bunt
Carolyn Bunt | And when I had looked up it had gone 1 (2010) | Pigmented Inkjet Print

Parasol Unit Foundation

Adel Abdessemed | Art-Pie
Adel Abdessemed | No Smoking (2012) | Neon, wall-mounted

Fashion Illustration Gallery

Francois Berthoud
Francois Berthoud | V (Orange) 2011

@Multiplied_Fair (hash tag) #MAF2012

London Art fair – in its 23rd year but still going strong, part3

So there we had it – the 23rd London art fair, the biggest yet with a remarkable 24 ooo+ visitors this year. It has proven to me that this event is the place or one of the best places to discover, see or enjoy the best of modern and contemporary British art.

Over 120 galleries exhibited this year,  a decent number but still lagging behind its big sister, the Frieze art fair, with its 170+ galleries  but the two events should maybe not be compared as the Frieze fair is an international fair while the London art fair focusing on British art.

Another noticeable thing was that this year again, London based galleries made the bulk of the exhibitors with 80%. Painting and sculpture were also again the two main types of arts that could be seen but this is what the London Art Fair (LAF) has been about for a while now. The regular visitor will know this, the newbies not necessarily.

Selected works from the fair below.

William Martyr
Acrylics on canvas | Tag Fine Arts

Paul wright
Oil on canvas | Thompson gallery

John Hoylan
Acrylics on cotton duck | Beaux Arts London

Andrea Mastrovito
Cut paper collage and aniline dye on paper | Foley gallery

Dominic Shepperd
Oil on canvas | Charlie Smith

Marilene Oliver
Laser prints on card, red ink, bonded nylon and seed beads | Beaux Arts London

London Art fair – in its 23rd year but still going strong, part2

Here is the second set of selected works from this year’s London Art fair which for the sixth year includes Art Projects, now a major part of London Art Fair.. 31 Galleries feature emerging artists and new work.

Established as one of the most exciting sections of the Fair, it features solo shows, curated group displays and large-scale installations with galleries from across the world. Pryle Behrman has worked on Art Projects as curator since its inauguration in 2005. Continue reading London Art fair – in its 23rd year but still going strong, part2

London Art fair – in its 23rd year but still going strong, part1

3 hours solid is the time I spent yesterday at the Business Design centre where the London Art fair is being held until Sunday 23rd January and still I ran out of time to get to see or do what I had intended too. This is to show how much there is to see at this amazing event. Continue reading London Art fair – in its 23rd year but still going strong, part1