London Art Fair is the UK’s premier destination for Modern British and contemporary art. This year the 26th edition was held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, 14-19th January, we selected our five favourite artists from the mix.
Glennray Tutor, Mauger Modern Art
Tutor, interviewed, has said, “My paintings consist of contemporary subjects used metaphorically. In my work I’m exploring various visual qualities of objects, as well as orchestrating ideas that I find alluring, such as: communication and relationship, time, narrative, childhood and adulthood, cosmic and quantum physics. My painting compositions are an interplay of the visual, emotional and intellectual.”
Michel Ajerstejn, Fiumano Fine Art
Michel elevates the everyday to showcase its value as a “real poetic and artistic treasure”. Michel quickly discovered the possibilities afforded by photography in its ability to capture the ‘real’ world accurately but at the same time be able to manipulate and alter what is represented. Currently Michel’s work offers both expressive and reflective urban scenes of contemporary society, he superimposes the graphic prints and texts to create a tableau that is both powerful and pervasive. Michel’s layered works suggest that no city is a singular place, nor are they meant to be ignored as simply commonplace. He captivates the viewer with his poetic vision, inviting us to realise the aesthetic nature of their familiar surroundings.
Maria Rivans, Liberty Gallery
Maria’s beautifully and intricate collages employ an array of sourced ephemera, and her compositions combine vivid and seductive colour with powerful and often humerous imagery.
Andy Bridge, Byard Arts
Andy’s mixed media paintings reveal a fascination with the transient and nostalgia, often with a Gallic twist owing to the fact he lives and works in France:
“Painting with household emulsion paint on aluminium and wood, my work reflects my interest in trashy pulp novels, film, cartoons, typography and used and abused objects in everyday life.”
Deborah Azzopardi, The Cynthia Corbett Gallery
Azzopardi’s distinctive, colourful, cartoon-like scenes reference her early career as an artist for Disney, an experience that she credits with developing her skill, craft and precision. Her voyeuristic images starring a host of glamorous women embrace the comedy of turbulent relationships, seductions, fantasies.