Art and monochrome photography have always been a curiosity to me. I have visited few art museums here in England and abroad and in 2012 I finally had the time to visit art fairs and exhibitions. The first art exhibition I’ve visited was the Affordable Art Fair held in Bristol, England. I did not know what to expect then. I did not even bother to bring a camera with me. I just went and had a good look around. After that I felt I wanted to explore this world a little bit more, so I went to other art and antique fairs and exhibitions around the country.
Last year I went to the International Art and Antique Fair – Olympia, London (2015). I photographed some of the exhibits that interest me.
Wang Xiaosong, “Fear of fashion”, 2009, 160 x 220 cm, Oil on canvas
From Album 21, 1978. Joan Miro 1893-1983
The first Miro original painting that I laid my eyes on and got me curious about was in a wall of a home that I’ve visited in Boston. That was the first time I learned about him and his art. I like the bright colors and the child-like theme of his work.
A closer look of exhibit D4 above
And this is my favorite. These sculpture collections are gracefully mysterious, mystical, and captivating,
“Bowling with Boccherini” – Philip Jackson, United Kingdom
Inside the venue.
The experience here for me felt like one of the firsts series of self-educating myself with something new. I asked question about the pieces that I am most curious. Surprisingly the exhibitors were quite relax and happy answering my naive questions. Before I take these photos I politely asked permission first just to make sure I don’t violate any fair regulations. And that was it, I learned a little bit more about art and I will keep on educating myself in this side of life. Who knows, it might awaken a skill that I don’t realize I have 🙂 Chiao for now.x