Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned collector, here are a few tips to help you create your own art collection. While selecting artwork for your space can be a satisfying activity,it can also sometimes prove to be intimidating, especially nowadays when there is an overload of information. So, we have put together a few points to help you get started.
What are you generally drawn to? Figurative, Modern, Abstract, Classical,Representational?Identifying what is stimulating to you gives you direction.Choose artwork that complements your space & converses with you.
Explore online platforms to get an idea of what is out there. Expose yourself to different forms by visiting galleries & exhibitions. Talk to curators,artists, small businesses to develop your taste & knowledge. Understand artist backgrounds to be more inspired to collect. Consult art professionals if you feel stuck.More exposure, more comfort, more confidence.
Find out what is accessible & affordable. There is art for every taste & budget.It is good to keep in mind that artists price their pieces based on their skills & experience. Platforms’/galleries’ prices are based on not only the collection but also the services, interface & user experience provided.
This is tricky but vital. Placement parameters like space, lighting, size, layout,etc., play a vital role in your interaction with the artwork. For visual appeal or as conversation starters, location is everything.
If you are a beginner, it is best to start with small to medium pieces that deeply resonate with you. Choose pieces that will not tire you out. Select work that have familiar elements & colour palettes so it gives you a sense of safety while interacting with it.
In other words,support known local artists & platforms. Buying from a living,breathing artist is a great way to engage with the maker & the made sansall the snooty interpretations. This gives you a chance to own something as unique and original as you.
Commissioning work is a great way to participate in creating art. Do so without invading the artist’s creative process. When commissioning artwork, have as many discussions as needed, thoroughly understand the signature style of the artist, beclear,lenient & patient & manage your expectations.
It goes without saying that quality is uncompromisable. Understand that art is a kind of investment, even if a sentimental one. While all art cannot last forever it should last you a long time.
Your art collection is your own. It is personal & subjective. While there is no good or bad art, it is best to rely on your own passions & tastes. Choose works that speaks to you, resonate with you & help you express yourself.
Your art collection is your own. It is personal & subjective. While there is no good or bad art, it is best to rely on your own passions & tastes. Choose works that speak to you, resonate with you & help you express yourself.