Last week I went along to the 24th London Art Fair based at the Business Design Centre. Over 100 galleries from around the world took part in this year’s fair and I am pleased to say it was nice to see some refreshing, amazing and interesting work on show. Even more so, for an artist that uses a lot of paper and collage in their practice – I found it quite inspiring the amount of paperworks of all forms that were exhibited.
I was invited to visit the fair by Caroline Kha from the dalla Rose Gallery, whose work consisted of some beautiful collage landscapes. Caroline draws inspiration for her collages from her experience of travelling and living far away from her native Australia. She constructs fantasy landscapes and panoramas that seem t o represent a real place, but a close inspection unveils subtle variations that confuse the perceptive eye.
Elizabeth Lecourt Les Robes Géographiques started as a series of studies and sketches in 2002. As a cartographer depicts maps to understand the world we live in, Lecourt forces the maps to take the shapes of clothing, representing the wearer's habitat and identity, forming an intimate connection with the wearer.
Anthony Green RA, "The Path III", 2003. Oil on MDF
Tracy Stockwell, "Dance Hall" 2010, Photography and Mixed MediaThe Cynthia Corbett gallery, "This is it, Sweet Compulsion" 2010-2011, romance novels, lottery tickets on panel, wood and chandelier.
Klari Reis, "Hypochondria", 2012. 150 piece installation, mixed media, petri dishes, tee nuts and steel rods
Marcus Rees Robert, "Catalunya 22". Mixed media on canvas 2010-11
Dale Devereux Parker. "The mysterious world of Dr Dog", 2011. Paper Sculpture
Pierre Imhof, "Whizz," 2011. Mixed media on canvas 2011.
Katharine Morling, "Case of Objects" 2011. Porcelain with black stain.
John Monks, "Atlantic Wall", 2011. Oil on canvas
Zak Ove, "Heart of the Matter", 2012. Mixed MediaBridget Riley, "Series 12A, with its grey, in double reverse", 1979. Gouache and graphite on paper
Damien Hirst, "Magnificent Cold Gold Sunset Head", 2011. Household on gloss on plastic skull.
Grace O`Connor, " Winter Warblers", 2011. Oil on linen
Peter Blake, "Paris Collage Series," 2010. Represented by The Paul Stopler Gallery
Annie Morris, "Untitled Peg Piece", 2010. Watercolour on wooden pegs
Close up of Annie Morris Peg Piece
Side view of Annie Morris's Peg Piece
Andrea Mastrovito, "Gullivers Travels No 1", 2011. Collage and aniline, paper on canvas
To find out more about the London Art Fair, participating galleries and artists have a look on the London Art Fair Website http://www.londonartfair.co.uk/