Art is the most thoughtful gift
The next edition of Affordable Art Fair Milano is just around the corner and especially for the occasion, we have created three beautiful gift cards to solve your Christmas gifting decisions AND brighten up the month of January.
Included with each purchase is not only credit to use against an artwork purchase of your choice, but also two VIP tickets to the fair and an expert guided tour. With three price points to suit your wallet starting from €150, you can choose between the Art Lover, Art Addicted and Super Collector: depending on your recipient’s level of art-obsession.
To whet your appetite, below you will find a sneak preview of beautiful and interesting artworks that will be available at the fair. But remember, these are just some of the 1000s of paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures that you will find on your visit!
1. Enrico Pambianchi
The collages created by Enrico Pambianchi are inspired by editorial layouts, his artworks feature iconic celebrities and personalities who are "remembered" through the artists mixed technique of collage and painting. Starting with an enlarged photograph, he builds on the images by drawing, painting or adding collage, finishing with final scenes that are both realistic and imaginary. Priced between €350-2900, find a range of his work on the Pisacane Arte Gallery stand, F4.
2. Hugo Cantin
Hugo Cantin works with old movie frame film coils, which he cuts and reassembles, transforming the cinema of the past into stunning, nostalgic, contemporary artworks. Cantin uses hundreds of frames to create new sequences and psychedelic patterns, representing time on a flat surface. The multiple-layers to his pieces add intriguing depth, giving them a sculptural quality. Don’t miss his artwork which will be on the Arteria Gallery stand, D5.
3. Frances Bloomfield
Frances Bloomfield explores dreams and fairy tales and the unlikely scenarios we unconsciously build in our imaginations. Her work, which will be on the Liberty Gallery stand, G4, uses mixed media and objects; some found, some recycled and others rediscovered. Symbolic icons are ever-present in her work, such as an empty chair or the slender figure of a tree, simultaneously representing presence and absence.
4. Luca Andrea De Pasquale
Luca Andrea De Pasquale, represented by Expart-Studio & Gallery, stand L8, merges Scandinavian and Northern European influences from the artists experiences abroad in graphic and photographic artworks. Luca’s work is focussed on the ideals of minimalist aesthetics, beauty and brightness.
5. Diego Pedemonte
For all the photography lovers out there, we recommend a visit to MADE4ART gallery on stand H6 where you will find Diego Pedemonte's photo-documentary works. Pedemonte immortalises his travels in black and white shots of lonely scenery or misty atmosphere, that deliver a remarkable expressive intensity.
6. Giovanna Strada
Giovanna Strada's work features geometric and abstracted primary shapes, circles and squares, and primary colours. Her geometric installations relate to architectural spaces, and are designed to interact with their surrounding environments. The viewer becomes the protagonist in relation to her work by witnessing the change in the artwork from various points of view. Become the protagonist by viewing her work on stand G2, ESH Gallery.
7. Tommy TC Carlsson
Tommy TC Carlsson – represented by Galleri Final, stand J5 – creates realistic still life paintings, using every day, but symbolic objects, but viewed from a unique perspective. Inspired by the techniques of 17th century Dutch still life painters, he uses light and dark within his realistic images to play to make viewers question the objects are actually real. This creates a connection between the artist and the spectator, the past and the present, and a visual-fantasy.
8. Francesca Lupo
For lovers of the vintage aesthetic, let yourself be catapulted into the fabulous world of Francesca Lupo (Liberty Gallery). The artist uses mixed media collage techniques to create imaginary interior scenes of luxurious homes inspired by films from the 50’s and ‘60s. The result when admiring one of Francesca Lupo’s works? A nostalgic return to the past, the viewer is drawn in through the fragments of letters, newspapers, magazines and cloth, amongst other materials - all faded and blurred, emphasising that they belong to a past-era.
9. Rachel Witzman
You’ll want to immediately take Rachel Witzman's artwork home from the LUMAS gallery stand J5. Her works are a perfect blend of photography and painting, a profound human reflection on female submission and the affirmation of human rights. The viewer’s eyes are drawn into the sublime charm of the figures that strikingly emerge from the background, showing us all their beauty.
10. Lorenzo Taini
Symmetrical lines cross the work of Lorenzo Taini, of Morotti Arte Contemporanea, Stand G1. These geometric lines are used by Taini to represent time and space, with its infinite repetition, and the idea of movement that lies behind the shapes created by the system of geometry. Created with precise and skilled craftsmanship combined with simple gestural designs, Taini paints and "embroiders" his canvases, creating artworks that are halfway between a painting and an installation.
An art lover at Affordable Art Fair Milano.
Artworks from first to last:
1. Enrico Pambianchi, Toy Girl, collage, acrylic, oil, mixed media, 30x20 cm, €380, Pisacane Arte.
2. Hugo Cantin, Roses and Chocolate, Light box and multiple print on acrylic and acetate, 28x23 cm, €250, Arteria Gallery.
3. Frances Bloomfield, Floating 69, mixed media – Dream Box, 28.5cm x 22.5cm x 7cm, £390.00, Liberty Gallery.
4. Luca Andrea De Pasquale, I’m still here, digital photography, 10 x 30 cm, €250, Expart-Studio&Gallery.
5. Diego Pedemonte, Porto-Portogallo, Fine Art print, €490, MADE4ART.
6. Giovanna Strada, Spazio Latente 16, acrylic on canvas and wood, 54x54 cm, €3,500, ESH Gallery.
7. Tommy Tc Carlsson, The blue and pink ribbon, oil on canvas, 90 x 90 cm, €6,000, Galleri Final.
8. Francesca Lupo, Sunset at seaside, collage, 48x33 cm, £560, Liberty Gallery.
9. Rachel Witzman, Jama Red, print, 97x120 cm €1,199, LUMAS.
10. Lorenzo Taini, Punizione Arancio, Mixed media, 40x30 cm, €1,400, Morotti Arte Contemporanea.