Art! We love it. We like looking at it, talking about it, trying to understand it and today, we are thinking about collecting it!
But it can be a bit overwhelming.
Allow us to introduce to you, our most beloved resource for art advice, Miss Kara Meyer. She has come into our lives as our personal art buying consultant and she is reporting to us routinely from New York City where she is an active participant in that vibrant arts and cultural scene.
She’s really great at connecting people with causes that bring meaning and value to the philanthropic endeavor. We’re thrilled to have her on board to help us navigate the somewhat intimidating world of art collection!
Last month, she cruised Brooklyn’s affordable art fair with us in mind, and here is a little dive into the artwork that caught her eye that she sent our way for consideration.
A young artist, on the rise. Her work translates to us as the nostalgic American ideal juxtaposed in a contemporary context.
Why we like it: She’s a self professed hoarder of Americana and you see her obsession in her collage work, but it’s got this wonderful twist, as though she is exploring the similarities between the lives of the golden era and how our modern day communication styles may or may not differ. We think she’s going places (ie buy this art as an investment piece). Here is her cv: http://www.lizziegill.com/
It’s like mad men meets contemporary art. http://www.marcelceuppens.com/
Why we like it: The themes, similar to the aforementioned, lean heavy on imagery from our parent’s days but with a contemplative loneliness that modern society conjures. The faceless man is our favorite, as if each of his adventures are a threshold, a moment of consideration, an internal dialog that sounds something like a monologue by Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting, Brad Pitt/Fight Club or Christian Slater in Mr. Robot.
These paintings feel heavy and old and steeped in a rich artful tradition. There is renaissance subject matter with layers of abstract expressionism piled on top and then scratched at. It’s heavy and textured.
Why we like it: Soothing color combos at first glance, incredible depth upon study
A contemporary, but working in a style that is very reminiscent of our favorite midcentury icons, like Lichtenstein or Yves Klein.
Why we like it: Graphic punch for a strong statement
Thanks so much for the intro to these wonderful works of art Kara. We’re excited to learn more from you!
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