I finally made it to the Affordable Art Fair, in Battersea Park, with a free shuttle service from Sloane Square tube. I think it’s a great concept, and it’s great to see so much art all in one place, and a further pleasure to see price tags that I think I might be able to afford. I jotted down the names of artists that I found interesting – it’s curious to note what, in the midst of such a wide grouping of works, catches your eye and keeps it. For me, it seems to be beautiful colour balance, an immediacy of touch, so that one can sense the timing of the work, and a freshness of view, so that the subjects are not too mediated, meditated or sophisticated. Anyway, for better or for worse, here’s my list, together with the names of the galleries showing them:
Artists at Affordable Art Fair
Artist. – Gallery
Helen Tabor – Art Amatoria
Samantha Sands-Holmes – Columbia Road Gallery
Addy Gardner – Jenny Blyth Fine Art
Gareth Hugh Davies – Turning Tides ca
Adebanji Alade – Jack Fine Art
Ivan Lapper – Island Fine Arts
Paul Fry – Badcocks Gallery
Peter Monaghan – quantum contemporary art.
James Cowland – recent graduates.
And of course, Mick Kirkbride. I forgot to write his gallery down but he had a fair few pieces there, of which my favourites were some small square vignette type oils: