Summer Exhibition: Will Ramsay’s Top Picks
Summer’s officially landed – celebrate our first ever #onlinesummerexhibition with us and hear from Affordable Art Fair CEO and Founder, Will Ramsay.
Whether you’re after can’t-be-missed colour to see you through the summer or nostalgia-inducing illustrations, our founder Will Ramsay has rounded up five favourite creations perfectly suited for your sunny living space.
Keep scrolling for his top-tips on what to browse from our online Summer Exhibiton. Stay hydrated, use SPF, and snap up these artworks!
Over to you Will…
1. Matthieu Venot
“The work of French artist Matthieu Venot is simple, geometric and graphic.
‘Dialogue 02‘ is a fabulous composition: perfectly balance between horizontals, verticals, colours and the triangle of green ‘blobs’.
I like to imagine what might have happened in each scene: perhaps someone has just sat on the bench eating an ice cream before putting the tub in the bin.
I wonder where it is – the Riviera perhaps as he is French, but I think it might be Miami.”
2. Marta Lafuente
“I love the dreamlike world of childhood which Marta captures in her paintings, coupled with that feeling of tension. In ‘Les copains’ you can feel the anticipation within and between the figures.
She uses mixed techniques (charcoal, graphite, pastel and oil) to achieve this expression and combines different art forms such as painting and drawing.”
3. Irina Cumberland
“OMG at first glance, I thought this was a photograph, but it is a painting – amazing!
Let the calming waters of Cumberland’s work soothe you. Dive into her stunning natural fractals, designed to maximise the comforting effects of shapes and scenery. Quick dip, anyone?”
4. Matt Mele
“This photograph epitomises a seaside town hit hard by international travel – it’s a peaceful yet sad image.
A part of Mele’s fragile and beautiful ‘Vacancy’ series (of which this is one image) documents the architecture and subsequent effects of Wildwood, New Jersey, an area which relies on tourism in the summer months.
I think it’s a no brainer at only £400.”
5. Giuseppe D’innella
“If there’s ever a time to go hard on colours, it’s during the hot summer, and Giuseppe D’Innella has got this down to a tee.
I love the tension in this piece, yet how can an image with so much bright colour feel tense? Both luminous and warm, it reflects his experience of Southern Italy in summer. At under £500, I’m adding it to the top of my wish list.”
Thanks to Will for some great recommendations – all guaranteed to bring you joy.
These artworks are a must-have, so why not amp up the summery vibes and get one for yourself? Explore the artists and discover more in our online Summer Exhibition! From now until 9 August 2021.
Main image: Giuseppe D’innella, Turquoise Field, screenprint, edition of 3, £450, Lafontaine Contemporary Art.