From Left to Right; Deborah Azzopardi – The Great Escape; Lars Tunebo – Showing off Waiting for a Gig; Angelo Accardi – Misplaced
The Affordable Art Fair returns to Battersea this week, with 112 galleries offering an array of original artworks from over 1,100 artists. A wide selection of new galleries will join the previous Affordable Art Fair favourites, so whatever your taste, the fair will be full of more variety than ever before. The organisers aim to make art as fun, accessible and affordable as possible. Whether its your first visit, or you’re now a seasoned collector, the fair aims to bring art to the masses and hopefully you too can own a piece of it. We’ve taken the time to select some of our favourite works from the fair for you to take a look at.
Deborah Azzopardi – The Great Escape
Deborah Azzorpardi will be releasing her newest screen print ‘The Great Escape’ at Battersea. The artist has been producing her distinctive and playful images for over 25 years. Not concerned about whether her work is comercially viable, the artists success lies in painting things that make her happy. You can find it exhibited by the Cynthia Corbet Gallery. Edition of 15, yours for £4990.
Lars Tunebo – Showing off Waiting for a Gig
The interesting mixed media work by Lars Tunebois interesting and rather bizzarre at the same time. Reminiscent of much of his other work, he often features brightly coloured animals on an unusual background. It will be featured by Galleri Final, Edition of 30, 50 x 50cm, available for £550.
Angelo Accardi – Misplaced
Angelo Accardi is an established Italian artist, with the artistic aim the constant search for hidden human feelings. His works often look at urban landscapes as he investigates the pressures of contemporary living. Accardi leads the viewer inside pieces of art where everything moves, from the vague outlines of any detail, to the trails of light representing speed. This acrylic work is featured by Palma Arte Gallery, 100cm x 100cm and is yours for £2900.
Justine Smith – Blow
Justine Smith has always used paper as a primary material in her work. Her most current work, including the piece featured, is concerned with the concept of money and how it touches almost every aspect of our lives. On a physical level a banknote is just a piece of paper, but the artist is concerned with what the wider implications are and what it actually represents. At the fair with TAG Fine Arts, edition of 90, 60 x 40cm, £350.
Heidi Wickham – Hare IV
The artist graduated from Bristol Art College in 1989 and moved over to Ireland. She is passionate about charcoal drawing and in particular is known for her depiction of animals. She lives in a house filled with stray animals, which inspire her drawing. Featured by The Doorway Gallery, 30 x 25xm, €350.
Malika Favre – June
The artist is a French illustrator living in London, with the approach of paring things down as much as possible in her work. The artist attempts to get the essence of her subject by using as few lines and colours as it needs to convey the image. The bold screen prints will be shown by Outline Editions, Edition of 60, 50 x 70cm, £120.
Jill Morris – Whitsun Holiday (1952)
Inspired by Pathé News footage and her own family photographs, Jill Morris creates her nostalgic oil paintings such as ‘Whitsun Holiday (1952)’. See it at the fair with Sarah O’Kane Contemporary Fine Art. 30 x 40cm, £650.
The fair will run from the 12th to the 15th of March in Battersea. You can find out more information on the fair via the website at www.affordableartfair.com.Affordable Art Fair Battersea Evolution Battersea Park London SW11 4NJ