WK ART's inaugural year was busy and exciting. WK, which stands for Wunderkammer or Wonder Room, was a term used in the Renaissance to describe the place in a home that exhibits rare and beloved goods. Embodying this notion I have had the opportunity to place wonderful and varied contemporary works in private collections this past year.
Much of my focus this year has been spent engaging with emerging artists from Canada, the UK and the US. It's been exciting to see many of the young artists whose work I've placed with collectors get recognized with solo exhibitions and museum shows. I've been based in New York for the past two months, which has provided me with an opportunity to better know the artists and galleries in the city and I look forward to attending Art Basel Miami Beach and the satellite fairs in Miami early next month.
After a productive first year, I'm excited to move on to year two. If you would like to discuss any of the artists I've worked with in the past year or if you have any art related questions, please get in touch.
Below are a few examples of works I placed in the past year:
Mary Ramsden, Zerstorung, 2015
This work has recently been included in Tate Britain's Art Now exhibition where it will be on view until June 2016. This diptych focuses on the edges of the work rather than the centre; her finger prints elude to our tactical way of touching screens and devices and the neon glow of the edges suggest an electric surface that never turns off.
Ivan Seal, Quiered, 2014
Ivan Seal paints still lives but leaves behind overly traditional formats introducing shadows and objects out of place. His canvases have been described by the Telegraph as "luscious, enigmatic paintings". In the past year he has had exhibitions in London, Zurich and New York gaining an international following.
Rana Begum, No 581, 2015
This wall-based sculpture is indicative of Begum's practice in defining urban existence. Hard-edged yet simple in its formal language, it imposes a sense of order and yet is simultaneously playful and bright. The artist currently has an exhibition in Mumbai, and will have a