After a timely call from Tania Clarke Hall (London-based designer of leather jewelry), I found myself standing in agreeably clear morning coolness outside Islington's Business Design Centre as she arrived on her pink Brompton bicycle. There was a little buzz as last minute works were being brought in to the London Art Fair and we were enjoying that behind-the-scene sensation that you get when you get to an event slightly early. There were many things to see but here are my top 3 artists
.My absolute favourite work was by Korean artist Kwang Young Chun whose work has a mesmerising intricacy in both surface and volume. Some art is best viewed at a certain proximity but Kwang Young Chun's pieces give the eye something to savour both from close up and from afar.
Second up was Kazuhito Takadoi (Jaggedart Art Gallery), whose works of gently coaxed twigs and grasses were at once airy and intimate.
Third was Oliver Barratt (Beardsmore Gallery). I found his work has a tactile gaiety that was simply appealng
Now. I'm saying 1-2-3 as if it is a ranking but really, it's more the order in which I would buy the work, pipedream-wise. So if anyone out there wants to buy my work for me to fund these purchases...
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