February 09, 2012 13:54
| Arts and Culture
Rebecca Marcus-Monks is the exhibition manager for the international art fair, Parallax AF, which is holding a three day event next week at Chelsea Old Town Hall. The art fair will showcase both established and emerging artists from around the world. The art will cover a range of media including paintings, photography and ceramics. Rebecca writes a guest blog to tell Kingsroad.co.uk readers more about it.
As the exhibition manager for the international art fair Parallax AF, I am very excited that we have relocated to the historic Chelsea Old Town Hall on the fashionable King’s Road
Over the last year, Parallax AF, originally held at the Royal Opera Arcade, has developed into a colourful platform for hundreds of established and emerging contemporary artists and dealers from around the world. All media of art is represented from ceramics and paintings to totemic art and photography. When the fair takes place in next week, there will be artists from Eastern Europe, Turkey, UAE, Japan and the Ukraine - to name a few.
For the Ukrainian artists Constantine Mogilevskiy, Bogdan Mogilevskiy, and Serge Momot, it will be an entirely new experience exhibiting in London.
Constantine and his son Bogdan mainly produce monumental work in glass, mosaic and fresco.
The representational style they work in lends itself more to traditional subject matter, such as still life and figure paintings. They both exhibit regularly in the Ukraine, Hungary and Croatia. At the opposite end of the spectrum, Serge’s abstract, geometric work is firmly planted in two-dimensional space. Visually, his work draws to mind neo-plasticism and the Bauhaus. Unlike Constantine and Bogdan, his work uses flat, digital shapes and pure colours to highlight the two-dimensionality of the canvas surface.
All three of these artists studied fine art in the Ukraine and yet are working in different ways.
Parallax AF brings artists like them together to highlight for visitors the difference between artistic practices from a similar national background. It also helps to draw ties amongst artists that usually would not be seen together or even meet one another.
Being a curated art fair, Parallax AF has the essence of a large group show. While the exhibition catalogue displays artists by the country that they live and work in, the actual fair is categorised by style and subject matter.
The third edition of Parallax AF will showcase the work of over 250 artists from more than 30 countries in three days.
This exciting opportunity enables visitors to discuss and interact with artists directly and to discover new and unusual works of art at affordable prices. Sales are commission free, so visitors are investing in the career of up and coming artists.
I look forward to welcoming you!
Parallax art fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road, London on 16-17 February 10am-6pm & 18 February 10am - 5pm. Entry is free.