Our guide to The Other Art Fair

27 Mar

The Other Art Fair

30th March - 2nd April 2017

Your guide to Laura's favourite art fair and the must see artists exhibiting this year

Every year we lucky Londoners get the opportunity to visit many art fairs and witness the best of what is new and exciting in the art industry.

My favourite art fair has always been The Other Art Fair, showcasing twice a year in The Truman Brewery and Victoria House it's the one thing I won't miss.

This Thursday the fair opens again with over 116 artists at Victoria House near Holborn.

Read my list of artists not to be missed this week.

TIM FOWLER

I first met Tim late last year when I sold 'Krays' an original painting on canvas to a client. Since then Tim has completed a commission of Fanny Cradock especially for us and we also have a one off Alfred Hitchcock painting available to buy.

I like to think there is an alchemy to Tim's paintings, like he finishes them off with a shock of lightening conducted through the canvas and they come alive.

Tim will be exhibiting with original work and print editions for the first time.

I am delighted to announce we will also be carrying Tim's prints in our Leytonstone gallery.

ARCHIE PROUDFOOT

Archie Proudfoot is an artist and sign painter whose work utilises the techniques and the aesthetics of traditional signage to explore our relationship with language.
Archie Proudfoot and I met at The Other Art Fair in 2015, I instantly bought a piece and have been selling his work ever since.

This year however, Archie is going in a new direction by exhibiting a body of  abstract work. I visited Archie's studio recently and talked with him about the difference between precision work of signage and the freedom of laying down paint with gay abandon. He is loving the uncertainty and eventual outcome of these pieces.

JANNA NICOLE
A new member of our collective is Janna Nicole.
Janna will be showcasing mixed media, up cycling nostalgic materials and iconic images to fuse them with architectural salvage and abstract backdrops, often evoking a myriad of emotions from the spiritual to the comical, the classically familiar to the downright bizarre.

SARAH KUDIRKA

Sarah's stand is particularly exciting for me as I was invited in to the studio to help plan the curation of her stand. I enjoyed a few hours with the artist mixing and moving her polaroid's and discussing her motivations for the artwork she creates.
It's a fascinating story, simple execution truly original and rather special. Pick up a treasure or arrange your own collection to frame.

All painted polaroids are one off originals so it's a wonderful way to collect art whilst keeping it affordable.

GRAEME MESSER

Graeme has created the most moving performance art I have witnessed. His ability to play characters to portray emotional vehicles of thought and feeling are visceral and powerful.
Take a selfie in one of Graeme's mirrors and be challenged to think deeper into yourself.

Enjoy the art fair and if you can not make it pop in and view work by all the artist's available in the Leytonstone  gallery or online.