The Art of “Journey-ing” through an Art Fair
With an Art fair as expansive as Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2014, one has to pace him/herself like running through a mini beauty marathon. Having sometimes to hustle among the crowd to find a position to connect with that piece of art which relates, inspires and provokes.
Walk through too slow, you risk having to rush towards the end (what happened to this writer), you walk through too fast, you risk not giving an art piece or art space the opportunity to showcase its full depths.
Red Periscope shares some of the works which connected with us, presented at Affordable Art Fair 2014.
We will surely be back for the November 2014 edition. And our strategy will be to reach Early, walk Slow, Talk to the artists, go with the Flow, Return to pieces that connects.
Great art is something which connects emotionally and intellectually.
Ceramics art by Daisy Boman represented by Ode to Art is a series that left me standing for 10mins (maybe more).
I would think that it is hard for someone to lie to Daisy, being such a master at crafting the ceramics into body languages which spoke silently & powerfully.
The very eye striking display of Gold and Blue mix media work (stone, sand, cement, oil on canvas) by Victoria Kovalenchikova strategically placed at the center of the booth attracted me nearer to the work.
Would have walked away soon after (rushing), if fellow artist Inga Krymskaya didn’t introduce herself and her work (The Last Paradise / Alone with Non God), a series exploring our identity in the world and the betrayals of our ideals.
The Last Paradise / Alone with Non God, a photo of babies grabbing onto wrinkled golden foil is provoking work depicting the balance of Innocence against Greed. Being a photographer, the visual aesthetic wasn’t really my style, but the message which it represent strike me very hard, slow & deep.