This Art Fair 2016: Our favourite 5 artworks (and 1 very special recommendation)
On the brink of a new year This Art Fair offers artlovers a refreshing look at the unseen work of many talented and up-and-coming artists. Amsterdam based, This Art Fair is one of very few art fairs to offer a platform to show and sell their works, with or without a representing gallery.
The fair, held in the Beurs van Berlage, offers its visitors a rich mix of visual arts from over 120 artists, ranging from video and photography to painting and conceptual performance. The organisation, led by Mette Samkalden and her team, have once again done a tremendous job in selecting the featured artists from the hundreds that passed by her desk and that of the fair’s Selection Committee. Through their approach the fair contributes to the wider economic independence of artists.
To help you get inspired: Here are our top 5 picks of currently unsold works. With the fair almost closed you might want to be quick because if ‘you snooze, you lose’.
- ‘Belle’ – Laila Mubarak (2016), winner of the NRC Vakjury Prijs 2016. Inkjetprint on Hahnemühle paper, 90x90cm
- ’The Studio’ – Toon Berghahn (2016), via Toon Berghahn
- ‘Sleepy Hollow’ – Maurice Braspenning (2016), from his ‘Heads’-series, via Maurice Braspenning
- ’Leipzig II’ – Annemarie Vink (2016), featuring the interior of her studio in Leipzig. €2.900,-, via Annemarie Vink
- ‘Rundle’ – Max Kraanen (2015). This incredible photograph has tremendous detail. Inkjet print on Hahnemühle Rag. Offered in an edition of 3, through Fontana Gallery (Kunstkoop possible). €1.600 (70x88cm), €2.500 (100x125cm), €5.000 (150x190cm)
MAIN IMAGE: Our final and most-loved work of art comes from Ag Galerie in Teheran, at This Art Fair powered by Klerkx International Art Management. Mehrdad Naraghi, born in Iran in 1978, is a graduate of metallurgy engineering from Sharif University of Technology. His project, “Japanese Gardens”, was the recipient of 2014 PHOTOQUAI Residencies Award supported by Musée du Quai Branly in Paris and he gained invaluable experience photographing the series for a period of four months in Japan. He created this stunning, Impressionist-like photo (2015) using a camera rather than a paintbrush as the picture might suggest. Inkjetprint on Epson Ultra-soft Fine Art paper.
For more curated fine art also have a look at Gallerease!