Ryan Stanier, the Fair director, Yinka Shonibare, the acclaimed MBE Turner nominee artist, Mila Askarova, art director at Gazelli Art House in Dover Street, and other industry experts, have selected 100 of the most exciting unrepresented artists from across the globe. The Other Art Fair will take place between 25 -28 April 2013 at Ambika P3 in Marylebone and will be partnered with leading creative companies including CultureLabel, FAD, Jotta, Aesthetica and Sipsmith to name a few.
Portrait by Dianne Kaufman
The autumn 2012 fair saw a significant increase in sales as well as numerous artists being commissioned to create new works by commercial and private benefactors. In keeping with these successes The Guardian stated it was the place to bag a bargain and Stylist Magazine commented it was a chance to pick up the work of a future Young British Artist.
Ryan Stanier comments:
As this is our fourth edition of the fair, the calibre of artists is now particularly high. We are matching this standard by launching a whole new look as well as some great new features. There will be something for everyone from Kids Create to live bands playing in the bar. This year promises to be very exciting for both exhibitors and visitors.
Performances, music, talks, even one of the top London-based tattoo artists, Mo Coppoletta, will make sure the experience is worth a visit. Exclusively for The Other Art Fair, world renowned tattoo artist, Coppoletta has created four brand new designs that will be available to select visitors who would like an elite Mo Coppoletta tattoo designed and inked live at the fair by the man himself. Each of the four new designs can also be bought as limited edition prints at the fair.
A traves by Gloria Ceballos
All artists will be present and this a unique opportunity to learn and to deepen your knowledge about Art, different techniques and what inspires artists to make artworks nowadays. Limited edition prints will be available to buy at The Print Shop from selected artists. All prints under £50. The Other Art Fair partner, CultureLabel, will also offer visitors the opportunity to purchase a range of these prints at their online shop. Eclectic pop-up food stalls offering vintage cupcakes, gin cocktails and delicious salads. Located on the balcony, this space enables visitors to enjoy the bustle of the fair below whilst relaxing with refreshments from London's most innovative boutique food vendors.
A small pre-selection of artists exhibiting can be: Conrad Engelhardt who works with restaurants across London collecting their wine corks and then using the corks as stained by the wine to make pictures and portraits. Gloria Ceballos, whose work is a metaphor of fragility, reflecting about subtle things and the importance of what is small, delicate, and many times imperceptible based on her personal experiences when in the presence of nature or about human relationships. Ceballos expresses experiences that are not individual,but universal and, therefore, common to all of us. And finally, Dianne Kaufman will make you rethink how we perceive the concept of portraiture. Portraits as such. However, the subject of her work is not visual likeness. but the substance of the face. Oil as metaphor for flesh.