Today’s post comes from having enjoyed a trip to London a few weeks back where I visited the ‘Art14 London’ global art fair in Kensington Olympia. Having previously visited the ‘London Art Fair’ in Islington a few weeks earlier, I was keen to take in some more contemporary wall art. The event, which houses art works from galleries all over the world, was in its 2nd edition. The inaugural edition of the fair in 2013 attracted 25,000 visitors, where as the event this year attracted 31,231, an increase of almost 25%.
So having brought my ticket online for £12, I arrived early so as to ensure I had plenty of time to take it all in. On entering the venue I also brought a catalogue for £5, which came in handy for noting down which artists I liked.
Walking around the show, I found myself migrating towards the British and American galleries. I think this was due to finding peaces from other galleries too surreal and not to my taste most of the time.
Here however, are some nice pieces that I did really like:
Gallery: Paragon – Artist: Marc Quinn
These peaces appeared to overlay maps with eyes in order to make some really colourful wall art.
Gallery: Kálmán Makláry Fine Arts – Artist: Hur Kyung-Ae
This artist really interested me with regards to her technique; she builds up layers of different coloured paint before she treats the canvas like a sculpture and scrapes off areas to reveal the hidden colours.
Gallery: Lazarides – Artist: Katrin Fridriks
This large abstract used silver with other vibrant colours to create a peace that really popped, it looked amazing.
I thought overall, that ‘A14 London’ was a really good show, but not as good as the ‘London Art Fair’ which had more pieces and much more that was to my taste personally.
More examples of peaces I enjoyed can be viewed here.