Now in its twelfth year, Brighton Art Fair was packed out at the opening last night at the Brighton Dome with 100 of the best contemporary artists from the UK and abroad, showing and selling their diverse work direct to the public. The great, good, slightly wicked and serious collectors were all out in force quaffing the lovely wine and bubbles and perusing the fantastic collections on show.
The fair always promotes a good balance in established and emerging artists, and insists that all work is exciting, fresh and exceptional. This is what keeps Brighton Art Fair’s strong reputation as one of the must see visual arts events in the country.
There’s far too much quality art to mention by name but my personal highlights were Mark Charlton an illustrator who has’ produced these seriously engaging panel pieces, I saw this stuff at the Dynamite Gallery a while ago and he continues to impress.
Jennie Ing, with her colourful strikingly retro but utterly modern lino-cut prints inspired by city architecture both here and in London is a favourite of mine along with excellent French gay artist Gabon Gorzon has a stall which is well worth checking out, his moody, emotive pictures are superb.
bip-Art Printmaking Workshop did a clever and fun thing too, they had a huge ‘pay a £1 and get some art’ machine like you used to see at fairground and the pier, usually with some smutty trinket in, but this one has big plastic bubbles full of art! I loved it and came away with a rather seriously impressive haul of art for a few pounds! Great fun.
With art from across the board, for all tastes – For a full run down of all the artists showing work and some highlights you can see the excellent gallery page on the artfair website here:
Take a look at this film made about the art fair. The fair selects the most talented painters, print makers, photographers and sculptors along with artist groups and galleries.
24th – 27th September, 2015
Under 14 year olds are free.
For more info or to book tickets see the website here:
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