Author: Calypso Newman
Published: 20 Sep 2021
We spoke with artist Ines Fernandez de Cordova about her practice, inspiration and influences. Ines is a London based Bolivian artist, who combines sculpture, photography and printmaking in her beautiful, surreal work from our 'Abstract Etching' print auction.
Published: 04 Aug 2021
Following on from the success of the 2018 Pacific Breeze exhibition, in July 2021 White Conduit Projects will once again curate a show of over 100 fans reimagined, redesigned and reinvented by an international roster of contemporary artists.
Published: 30 Jul 2021
Art on a Postcard is delighted to have engaged the curating skills of Mollie E Barnes AKA She Curates to produce a mini auction as part on The Hepatitis C Trust’s 20 year celebrations. Mollie is an Independent Curator based in the south England. Keen to address the gender and equality disparity in the art world, Mollie founded She Curates (@she_curates_) in 2020, a platform aimed at championing the voices and stories women and queer artists around the world.
Published: 17 Jun 2021
I always have an initial gut reaction which I think is important to listen to and then I go away and do some research on the artist; it’s good to get a sense of the artist themselves and what projects they have coming up. My partner is also heavily involved in the art world, so now we have to make sure it is something we can both live with, which encourages some colourful debate over the dinner table! A lot of people have a ‘focus’ or ‘theme’ to their collections, that probably makes much more sensible but it takes the joy out of it for me personally.
Published: 15 Jun 2021
Ahead of our first in-person exhibition in just over a year, we sat down with London Art Critic Tabish Khan, one of the six contributing members of the selection panel in our auction The Top 100. Tabish has been visual arts editor for Londonist since 2013 and he is also a regular contributor for FAD with a weekly top exhibitions to see in London and a column called 'What's wrong with art'.
Published: 15 Jun 2021
As an artist gallerist and writer, Benjamin Murphy has his finger firmly on the pulse on the incredible breadth of emerging artistic talent working today. For The Top 100, we asked him to pick some of his favourites.
Author: Tom Best
Published: 17 Mar 2019
Art helps you live longer, better lives. It helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression, supports staff, and improves mental health and wellbeing. On their 60th anniversary, Paintings In Hospitals, an organisation that is transforming the UK's health by using world-class art, tells us more.
Author: Nick Yau
Published: 29 Nov 2018
Rayvenn d'Clark recasts traditional sculpture using new technologies such as VFX and 3D printing. Ahead of Abstract: Reality, we caught up with Rayvenn to discuss how technology drives creativity and innovation and to hear more about the subjects that push her work forward.
Author: Nick Yau
Published: 01 Nov 2018
Debbie Lawson has always been obsessed with ‘finding’ images in pattern, whether it’s in a wood grain, a carpet or a roll of Lino. Her textile sculptures explore this idea further and bring to life Persian carpets through a variety of creatures. In this interview, she shares the history of these works, her success at the RA Summer Exhibition and what she is planning next.
Author: Nick Yau
Published: 26 Aug 2018
We caught up with J Seo, a 2018 Fine Art Graduate from Goldsmiths, to hear more about her time at the prestigious art school and the story behind the works in her Final Year Show, two of which are in the Sea-Fever auction.
Published: 14 Feb 2018
Urben describes itself as an Urban Design & Planning consultancy. They have been a fantastic sponsor for 'Far From the Madding Crowd'. In this blog, they run with the auction theme and show how landscape architecture can be inspirational and a space for escapism.
Published: 12 Feb 2018
The Auction Collective has been created to support artists and art buyers at the lower end of the market. We want to make it easy for anyone to have a piece of art in their life no matter who they are. But this wouldn’t be possible were not for our sponsors. As we prepare for the Far From the Madding Crowd auction, we caught up with Leanne Harvey from one of our wonderful sponsors, Church House Investment Management, to hear why she wanted to get involved and what she has her eye on in the auction.
Published: 04 Feb 2018
Matt Jukes’ monoprints were initially created as an antidote to the hectic life of London. The Australian born artist uses these works to escape back to his halcyon days of youth in the sunny, stress-free environment down under. Above the Sky is a beautiful example of this work and there is already a buzz around it in anticipation of its auction as part of Far From the Madding Crowd on 15 February. But we convinced him to step away from printing for a moment and chat through his work.
Published: 03 Feb 2018
Nadia Attura has a Postgraduate degree in Photojournalism from The London College of Printing. She has an exquisite eye for detail in capturing beautiful moments in her travels around the world. We are very lucky to be offering two of her works, in our next auction Far from the Madding Crowd on 15 February. Nadia took time out of her busy London schedule to have a chat with The Auction Collective on all things escapism and art.
Published: 02 Feb 2018
Open Doors is an incredible platform for beautiful contemporary photography. They helped The Auction Collective and Narcissus Arts find four works by Maria Lax and Alessandro Calvi for the Far From the Madding Crowd Auction on the 15th February. We caught up with the photographer and one of the founders of Open Doors, Tom Page, to see what contemporary photography is all about.
Published: 01 Feb 2018
The Auction Collective are excited to be partnering up with Narcissus Arts by putting together Far From the Madding Crowd – the auction and exhibition of landscape art being sold on 15 February. Nacrissus Arts is an art consultancy that focusses on advising clients on buying artworks that are under £10,000. Ahead of the auction, we caught up with its founder, Nick Campbell, to talk about the forthcoming collaboration.