The London Art Fair is always a major date in my diary.
I love the combination of contemporary Modern with 20th century classic. Although this year was lacking in much charcoal / mono work, the galleries had moved around form their familiar places which gave the event a breath of fresh air – it was an inspiring visit.
There were some superb paintings by Ivon Hitchens and (one of my long time favourites) Ffiona Lewis on the mezzanine floor while Jamie Travezan and David Tortora’s ‘Untitled, from Galatea’ c-prints (Hamburg Kennedy) on the upper floor had all the hallmarks of ‘Pop Art’ glamour with super-real intense colour image manipulation.
I had a long chat with 21st Editions on their immaculate publications and as a tree fanatic was especially drawn to Ben Nixon’s prints and the ‘To the Wheatlight of June’ book.
The star of the show for me this year was John Houston’s ‘Yellow Field by the Sea’ (1978/79) Oil on Canvas (Ewan Mundy Fine Art) as it was just one of those ‘I wish I could have painted that’ moments!
nd here are other works of art that I loved. Apologies for poor image quality – the lighting made true colour shots difficult.
Thanks to the galleries for allowing me to blog their artists.