London Art Fair gathers many museum collections from and outside London. It offers a great variety of Modern Arts, which is one of my biggest passions. This is the reason why I have decided to attend this event.
The fair was worth paying for. I spent more than three hours walking around master pieces displayed on three levels. It was targeted at passionate contemporary art lovers who either enjoyed watching it or had enough money to buy some. If you are interested about the prices, I would say they were fair.
Almost each piece attracted attention with its unique visual display. Most of them were available to be physically touched and some were hanged on the wall.
I went there to take pictures of things with appeared to be beautiful. I ended up writing an article, because the experience was extremely inspiring.
It was a challenge to recall all artists, but I made it with the help of convenient Arts Fair’s website. Then I started reading about the artists, I was left feeling sorry for myself, because I did not take the chance to admire while I could. It turned out many of them were extraordinary personalities. I started appreciating pieces even more.
Connor Brothers were overwhelmed by the outside world and developed curiosity and appetite to learn. They developed a system whereby each of them would read, watch and discover things independently and then share them with one another via a series of notebooks and sketchpads. This interaction developed into making art together, a process they describe as ‘trying to make sense of the world.’
Leonardo Ulian developed a profound interest in how systems can be applied in the process of making art, how something can survive within a scheme of convention, exploring the system itself in order to understand it, and trying to find a condition of artistic autonomy within the framework created. He himself as a multimedia artist. His art is similar to childhood toys. Objects are seen as a series of distorted mirrors of the everyday, a caricature of the real.
Viktor Schroeder was a general practitioner in medicine. In his mid-twenties he suffered a psychological breakdown following the death of a nine year old girl he had misdiagnosed. During his visit to Kingsley Laing instructed him to paint a portrait of her in an attempt to free himself from the trauma. The experiment failed and Schroeder became increasingly obsessed by death.
Kyle Noble grew up in Scotland and became deeply attached to the landscape around his home in Aberdeenshire. He also lived in Taiwan for 15 months. Experiences he gained continue to influence him even today. His work has a strong drawn element. He is attracted to automatic pattern making, psychedelic abstraction and more literal forms of visual visionary description. Each piece is now created directly on to bone.
Dido Crosby translates into bronze the essence of each animal. Her animals are beautiful and real, yet with a hint of danger. They always invite stroke them physicality. Dido read Zoology in Oxford and trained in sculpture at Central Saint Martin’s.
Heather Nevay’s painting are compeling. Children standing in a garden or a maze with animals and with toys are cast aside as they embark on a journey. This is a metaphor for the difficult and complex path into adulthood. Heather uses symbolism to express heroism, weakness, fear and the shifting balance of human relationships. Her latest work explores the complex games children play and also the story of Bluebeard.