Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Verdict: Worth a look
Chelsea Town Hall
When: 16-18 February 2012
There seems to be a lot of art fairs going on so what distinguishes this one from the rest? As it’s in
you would expect something very expensive and pretentious, while what you get is the opposite - which is quite refreshing. Chelsea
The art on display is in the affordable price range with most works being in the £200 - £2,000 bracket. This is a nice change when compared to other art fairs when tens of thousands of pounds are the norm.
There are several artists on display with each one getting a limited display space to ensure that over 50 artists can squeeze into the main hall and its numerous side rooms.
Notable mentions to:
· Samuel Lee’s calming photographs of plastic sheets flapping in the wind (pictured);
· Alec Jackson’s painstaking photographs created by light exposure;
· Charlotte Greenwood’s apocalyptic landscape with butterflies; and
· Svein Traserud’s surreal artworks.
One art fair that may slip under the radar, but definitely one to catch when it returns next year especially if you’re a fan of contemporary art or are wanting to start an art collection.