The principle of this blog is to be read in less than a minute so my intent is for you to be able to look into the connections further at your leisure. Whilst events have already taken place, many will recur including this one next year (dates at the end)
The first Roy’s People Art Fair took place in September, only ten days after The Other Art Fair Bristol and had a varied selection of artists including the ubiquitous Rod McIntosh showing a wall of tonda
and Sarah Needham with her colour field paintings, so much more impressive in real life than on screen.
I’ll be exhibiting at the next Roy’s People Art Fair at the OXO Bargehouse London 12th – 15th April 2018.
This is the last of the group posts showing Abigail Bowen’s smaller paintings,
one of regular exhibitor Ali Yanya’s prints,
Clare Cutts‘ moody treescape print and
Elaine Kazimierczuk’s colourful garden paintings.
Still feeling inspired by artists I showed with at The Other Art Fair in Bristol. Here are more shots showing the wide variety of art as I whipped round before opening time.
Michelle Loa Kum Cheung’s landscapes,
Olivier Leger’s intricately detailed drawings, and Sara Dare’s suggestive abstract paintings.It’s not just me is it? The last post in this series follows next week.
There really is something for everyone at The Other Art Fair as, I hope, the following images and posts will show. It’s well worth a visit wherever it is.
From oil painted landscapes by Dawn Reader, another stand neighbour in Bristol,
to a new series of paintings by John Hainsworth ;meticulous still lives by Hisham Echafaki and large abstracts by Kate Williams More artists to follow…
Writing this as it rains outside, The Other Art Fair Bristol with sunbathers outside the Arnolfini Gallery now feels a long way off.
Every TOAF event has its communal displays with the ones here including The Colours of Bristol, an Instagram project created over 7 weeks with Bristol 247, @porthjess and @joyfulbristol – I saw it before opening time as you can see from the frenzied activity below. Next to my stand was the I,the Poet. You, The Poet project by Biba & Laurie Cole which was consistently busy as visitors drew images and thoughts with outsized pens and brushes.
Given the weather I thought an outdoor post would be appropriate for this week.
Nestling under the mature trees we discovered this gem designed by Ishihara Kazuyuki, a regular gold medal winner in the Artisan Garden category (plot sizes 5 x 4m or 7 x 5m) at the Chelsea Flower Show.
This year he kept his gold medal record and deservedly so with his inspiration the Kyoto imperial garden which has no defensive moat or wall as it was inconceivable that it should ever be under threat.What I found staggering here was the level of detail with all sides of the plot carefully considered. Here is a photo of the back
and the sides
Known for his trademark use of moss seen here in a detail on the sides
and along the front.The scale is deceptive, giving an impression of generous and mature landscape within such a tiny space
Now that galleries are increasingly moving online, art fairs and pop-ups are the main shop windows for many.
This time the Affordable Art Fair was at Hampstead, on the heath, a pretty location where you can almost feel you’re out of London.
Galerie Nummer 40 showed these porcelain polyhedron sculptures by Mo Cornelisse . I so wanted to touch them.
VC Art showed several of David Cottingham‘s dancer life drawings vivid with their immediacy of gesture.
These paintings shown by Jordi Alcaraz on Galeria Miquel Alzueta’s stand were quite different from the work he is otherwise known for to the extent that I wasn’t even sure it was the same person. He works in monochrome and these charmingly look like colour tests.
Some fairs offer a great deal in terms of learning opportunities and this was one of them.
I love the fact that this exquisitely drawn and detailed print by Hugo Wilson at Pratt Contemporary is contemporary. The title “Goodbye to Monkeys” is so apt for the expression on the creature’s face.
A completely different approach is this huge screen print by James Nares at Durham Press. I can see the appeal of reproducing this type of mark-making as it can take an awful lot of time to get the expression just right and true.
I admired the silver oxide and silver in this print by Mario Palacios Kaim at Arroniz given my ongoing experimentation with the changes over time that happen with silver gilding.
Anish Kapoor had 4 prints at Lindsey Ingram – I’m sure the anxious expressions were fleeting though if I had a blank behind me I’d be worried (just a trick of my camera – there was one there – really).
I wonder if Glenn Brown’s energetic mark-making at Paragon was influenced by the work of Jean Joseph Bernard, featured in a previous post.
This etching on plaster by Till Verclas at ARS, -TIS, F looks to me as much like a reclining figure as a landscape