affordable art fair
As a student, the money you invest in affordable in art may well perish like the groceries you sought to avoid budgeting for, but the fair caters for a demographic with a disposable income. So see art at this level as an indulgence to be enjoyed later in life rather a scheme to help stay off budgeting.
The Affordable Art Fair opens its doors once again in leafy Hampstead June 12th to 15th this week. 113 galleries exhibit a range of contemporary art within the 'affordable' bracket, showcasing their wares and artists, established names, emerging names, paintings, photographs, sculpture and original prints between £40 and £4,000.
The focus on female artists is not superficial either. The Fair is dedicated to supporting established and up-and-coming female artists from all over the world so on Friday March 14th, the Fair will be teaming up with fashion house Gudrun Sjoden, whose spring collection has been entirely inspired by strong, artistic women, and host talks from Susan Mumford, Founder of the Association of Women Art Dealers.
For these undiscovered artists, The Other Art Fair is a unique platform from which they can independently showcase their work: to gallerists, curators, critics and collectors.
Ida Ivanka Kubler, an artist born in Bulgaria, is overwhelmed by the great interest her cocoon paintings are having after exhibiting at the New York and London Affordable Art Fairs. Ivanka makes sculptural paintings using silk cocoons as the main material for her works which are highly influenced by Abstract Expressionism.
Subtle. And effective. The Affordable Art Fair Hampstead 2012 is a treat to one's eyes. Beautifully curated.
At the last count London plays host to around 25 major art fairs each year, the very thought of which is enough to make even the hardiest art-lover want to lie down or have a stiff drink.