Seeing my own art collection for the first time
Having a small but interesting art collection, is one thing; having an even smaller but interesting place to live is another. Consequently, it spends most of the time stacked at the end of the bed, on top of the cupboard or behind the wardrobe. If I ever win the lottery I'll buy a house with lots of hallways. Until then I've got Camden Gateway.
Realising that I've never actually seem my own art collection, I mean in one place as a collection, I thought it could be a good idea to put it up around the office here at Camden Gateway. From Misha, to Ricardo de Ceglia, to my uncles paintings in their ornate guilt frames, that I can't afford to have repaired, and works by Costas (Panang), who we organised an auction for, and photos by Gabriel Vigo. I was curious and not a little enthused to finally see it all together, on display.
I must admit, I felt quite chuffed when I saw them all together. I think I've got good taste, even so, I've still got a couple of pieces that won't fit, even here. Roll on the lottery. Below are some photos of what the collection looks like.
My uncles paintings, contrasting nicely with the modern décor in the cafe area. I've always though that they have a hint of Impressioniam about them. As a child I was fasinated by how they where just blobs of paint when you looked at them really closely, but standing back they because a fisherman or a herd of cows crossing a ford in the river.
...Ricardo Di Ceglia.
'Modern classic' is the term that often comes to mind when I see works by Ricardo. Now a successful international artist, I knew him when he was a student and bought an unfinished painting from him that we'd exhibited at our first show as L&A Exhibitions ( http://laex.co.uk/links-where-it-all-started/ ). If you want to know more about Ricardo Di Ceglia just Google him, it's worth it.
I once described the work of Costas as ( Brooding contemplation…....) ..deconstucting the human condition..
Misha's work, which I've blogged about before ( http://laex.co.uk/hidden-messages/ )
..and the stunning portraiture photography of Gabriel Vigo...
the laex project
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