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The OTHER Art Fair

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Carl Grauer 1

I loved all Carl Grauer’s work, but this grouping sitting on the floor behind a table really entertained me.

This past weekend, Beloved and I got a chance to go visit The Other Art Fair in Brooklyn, and I’m so glad we did! The show was hosted by Saatchi Art, on whose website I find many of the artists I profile.

“Since launching in London in 2011, The Other Art Fair has flourished as an international art fair for a new generation of art buyers. We are proud to present our emerging artists within this unique fair experience in London, Bristol, Sydney, Melbourne, New York, and Los Angeles.”

130 artists were showing at the fair, and I found dozens of emerging artists I’m looking forward to exploring in more depth. Today, though, I just want to share some of the highlights.

You can explore and purchase these and many other artists’ work on Saatchi Art’s website. You can also see more of my photos of the art show on Flickr.

All photos taken by me.

Albert Delamour 3

Albert Delamour does this fantastic, sexy enamel work that really has to be seen in person to be properly appreciated.

Anne Vandycke 2

Anne Vandycke‘s paintings had a magnificent movement to them. Exhilarating!

Astrid Stoeppel 4

Paul Richard work was so witty and wonderful, I wanted to take it all home.

Bryan Valenzuela 2

Bryan Valenzuela actually painted this beautiful piece during the show. I can’t imagine attempting something like that. Nerves of steel!

Carl Grauer 3

Carl Grauer quickly emerged as one of my favorites. He’s also responsible for the three portraits at the top of this post. 

Cindy Press 2

Cindy Press‘s portraits are pure glamour and full of feeling.

Cody Choi 3

Former dancer Cody Choi‘s work photographing dancers was really thrilling to see. His love for dance comes through in every frame.

Evan Paul English 1

Evan Paul English‘s bold mixing of media and use of white space really intrigued me.

Heather Blanton

Heather Blanton‘s beautiful paintings mostly focused on athletes. The paintings have great movement and just the perfect degree of detail.

Hoong Yang Chang 1

Though Hoong Yang Chang‘  pieces above really resounded with me, his impressionist cityscapes and portraits are also worth a look.

Isabella Di Sclafani 2

I was very glad to see Isabella Di Sclafani‘s paintings, but it was these small sculptures that really stuck with me!

Jessica Maiter 3

I want a Jessica Matier in every room in my house!

Joshua Dean

I enjoyed all of Joshua Dean‘s work, but this painting which gives the impression of two consecutive photos on film made a big impression on me.

Katryn Bowe 1

Katryn Bowe takes subjects like skulls and pelvises and horns, and turns them glamorous. Can you believe this is watercolor?

M. Clark 1

M. Clark‘s series of postcard-sized metallic paintings had me positively obsessed!

Malcolm D.B. Munro 2

Though I think digital art can feel quite cold, Malcolm D.B. Munro‘s work managed to instead feel very personal. Loved that.

Masha Sardari 2

You really must check out Masha Sardari‘s photography. What an eye she has!

Miwa Nishimura 2

I really enjoyed the paintings of Miwa Nishimura. Her works evoked Klimt, while remaining entirely original.

Pauline Thomas

Gorgeous photography by Pauline Thomas. I know a lot of people who would want these on their walls!

Scott Troxel 1

Scott Troxel‘s booth was so popular, I couldn’t get close enough to talk to him, but his glorious work speaks for itself!

Songmi Heart 1

Songmi Heart‘s lovely, intricate paintings had me squinting right up close to see how they were made. The artist told me it’s done with special paint pens, but it looks like embroidery!

Ulla Maria Johnson 2

Though the lighting in my photo doesn’t do them justice, Ulla Maria Johnson‘s paintings felt very joyful to me.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

30 thoughts on “The OTHER Art Fair

  1. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing your visit there with us!

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  2. I can see why you enjoyed your visit. Some really good work here.

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  3. A couple of those I would have liked to see in person. Unless the artist was there to answer questions, I would have just walked by a couple. Haven’t been to a new artist show in over thirty years. The last one was in St. Louis MO, and I live in a small retirement town in Florida now. No new artist shows here.

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    • The artists were there, and everyone was pretty lovely. It must be terrifying to put your art out there to thousands of total strangers and watch them react – or not – to your work.

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      • I wonder if any of them are aware you just showed their art to over five thousand people on the Internet if not more. There is some art selling for millions that I would not pay five dollars for. The beautiy of art is all in the eye of the person looking at it. Hal

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      • They are aware, actually. I emailed each of them to let them know. Of course nothing appeals to everyone, but I’m happy to support talent when I find it!

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  4. What a fantastic show! Thank you very much for sharing!

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  5. I can see why you like carl Gruers work it is very eye catching without being over the top. And Cody Choi actually photographed my cousin. Some great pieces here I can see why you enjoyed it! ❤

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  6. Thanks for sharing – there are so many talented people out there. I love love love the dancers by Cody Choi! And the painting by Joshua Dean reminds me of summer and camp. Ahhh!

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  7. Thanks for sharing my work Donna!!

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  8. Cheese is a beautiful thing, you should join my cheese cult and see the beauty in cheese.

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  9. That looks to have been a fascinating and eclectic art show. I see lots of pieces I would happily own. I am now going to go back through your post and click a few links.

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