The Affordable Art Fair returned to Battersea last week, from the 23rd and ended on the 26th October. Celebrating its 15th Anniversary with its vision of ‘art for everyone’, the fair creates a better platform for art enthusiasts as well as collectors. And in its 15th year celebration, Ultra Vie provides you our top choices from the Battersea Art Fair.
With his graphic art skills and his background in commercial art, Rugman distinctive pop-style paintings also inspires him in his stencilling around the streets of East London. Apart from owning his own streetcar label, Rum Knuckles, Rugman has exhibited his works across the globe, including cities such as Barcelona, Berlin, and London at Cans Festival as well as Cans Fest 2.
With drawing mediums including crayons, paints, inks and paper, Jess Wilson finds inspiration in real life and media’s humorous situations. As an illustrator and printmaker, she has done selected exhibitions with her most recent solo show at Jealous Gallery as well as in Somerset House in 2010.
After graduating from Central St. Martin’s in communication design, Charlotte Farmer has created detailed drawings into stencils for her hand made screen prints. Farmer’s works playfully explores combinations of characters and the conversations they may make.
Using the themes of sustainable living, alien visitations and man made intervention, Rob Mason creates semi-surreal landscapes through these fascination. With his visions, this alternative reality with fictional characters offers a subtle satire humour to viewers.
With his attention in colour detail, Richard Heeps allows his subjects in his artworks to claim their own voice in gaining attention from the viewers. The colours Heeps’ emphasises in his photographs intensify views that have been taken for granted, recalling its own attractiveness.
As one of the most recognised Korean contemporary artists, Yoo Sun Tai is distinctive from his style of three-dimensional paintings. His admiration with objects allows Yoo to create metaphors on personal imagination and understandings.
Following his solo exhibition in Galerie GAIA, Seoul, Korea, Kim Myoung-Jin has participated in numerous art fairs aside the Affordable Art Fair. He concluded his studies at Daegu Art University in Korea and is now one of the emerging Korean contemporary artists.
Klaus Leidorf’s visual approach tend to be of images from the bird’s eye view. As a pilot and spends most of his flying hours above South Germany, he shoots remarking aerial photographs from its pure nature construction.
Known for her attractive eye-popping surreal portrait, landscape and 3D collages, Maria Rivans takes in philosophical teachings, cultural references and vintage Hollywood films as her inspiration. Aside from the exhibitions she has presented from Brighton to New York, Rivans has received a commission award for Unravelled in the Library of the National Trust House, The Vyne, near Basingstoke.
Kyoung Yeoul Kim
Kyong Yeoul Kim graduated from Hongik University College of Fine Arts, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Arts. He has been selected in a number of solo exhibitions in Korea and Japan, and is part of the Seoul Museum of Art collection, as well as Primorskii Museum in Vladivostok, Russia.
In emphasising simplicity through light, tone and texture, Simon Ledson attracts the emotions within his paintings in offering a haunting sense through these aspects. The landscape works are detailed with low light observation and captures the atmospheric mood within.
Influenced by early Modernist and Surrealist painters, David Eustace finds his artistic approach as its own language. He was awarded the Royal Society of British Artists in 2003, and won the RBA David Wolfers Memorial Prize during the same year.
In recognition for his contemporary woodblock print master in Japan, Tadashige Nishida is well known for his depiction of cats playing. With the overly contemporary designs and hand-printed pigments, his works have been collected not only by Japanese collectors, but also by intrigued foreign collectors.