ANY QUESTIONS?
FEEL FREE TO CALL US
1-800-570-6740
         
 

GUEST CURATOR BEN LEWIS
NEW PRINTS EDITIONS LAUNCHED NEXT WEEK

April 26th 2013
I was thrilled when Eyestorm invited me to curate an ongoing series of prints by artists who I thought would “last the distance”. I looked for artists whose work was original in its conception, serious in its ideas and brilliant in its visual form - art that would accumulate a rich patina of interest and allure over the next fifty years. My approach was straight-forward; not dial my friends, but contact artists who flew a little under the art market radar, whose work had both an instant impact and solid imaginative and theoretical foundations.

At times of a booming art market, the stars of the day, with their pumped up price-tags, are neither necessarily the best artists of the day, nor the ones who attract much attention half a decade later. We have seen this already in the noticeable market fluctuation of Damien Hirst. But the same lesson is there in the late nineteenth century art market, when the salons were full of now worthless classical muses and oriental bathhouses, while Cezanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh struggled to make a living. Great art has nothing to do with the casino of ideas and gimmicks that it has become. But that doesn't mean that great art is not being made today, and that it is colourful, immediate and entertaining.

My selection criteria were simple. Art should engage the eye and mind quickly - there are so many distractions on the planet, we should expect artists to work hard to grab our attention. Then, that moment should open the door to layers upon layers of ideas. And those ideas should do two things - talk to us about the world in which we are living now, and secondly ask some of the big philosophical questions about seeing, language and meaning, that art is so good at asking.

I picked artists whose work was brightly engaging, clever, witty and rigorous. I like off-the-cuff humour but I also like formal discipline, so all the artists I have selected here take you on a visually stimulating journey. You may begin with an unexpected moment of beauty. On the way a smile will cross your face, and at the end you may see the world in a slightly different way.

Over the next few weeks, Eyestorm and I will begin by unveiling new work by Adam Chodzko, Doug Fishbone and Lia Anna Hennig. I hope you enjoy them.

BEN LEWIS
Guest Curator

Ben Lewis is an award-winning documentary-film-maker and art critic. He has written for many leading British newspapers including the Financial Times, Telegraph, Observer, Die Welt and The Times, as well as international art journals. He wrote a monthly column on art for Prospect magazine 2004 - 2009 and was art critic for the Evening Standard 2007-2009, where he built a reputation for his lively and outspoken views.

Ben is probably best known however for “Art Safari”, his cult television series about contemporary artists which has been shown in the UK and all over Europe, and won a bronze at the New York Television Awards as well as the Grimme Prize in Germany in 2007. He is also known for his contributions to the BBC's Culture Show and for his fearless investigation of the contemporary art market in “The Great Contemporary Art Bubble” (2009), which was shown on the BBC and numerous other TV channels across the world, and screened at film festivals in Montreal, Vancouver, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Copenhagen and Derry.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RECENT NEWS ARTICLES
January 7th 2015
Lucie Bennett has created a neon piece for ‘Lights On! Streatham’, a project set up to promote local businesses along South London’s Streatham High Road - often referred to as ‘the longest high street in Europe.
August 25th 2016
Across twenty-five limited editions of individual designs that our gallery have launched since 2012, almost 1000 hand-printed works have been created with the artist in a five year period. From these prints, approximately 800 have found homes in both public and private collections.
PRINT EDITION RELEASE
by Angie Davey
INVESTING IN ART
by Carys Lake-edwards
October 13th 2017
True to the tenacious nature of Chinese Pop Artist, Jacky Tsai, he was always going to surprise and end a successful year by delivering new and impressive screenprint editions.
$ 3,080.00
$ 2,740.00
$ 3,560.00
Only 3 left at this price
Only 1 left at this price
COLLECTORS ARE LOOKING FOR 'SOLD-OUT' PRINTS BY JACKY TSAI
Gambling Skull (King of Diamonds)
The master of Chinese pop art, Jacky Tsai, has over the past five years become a sought after artist by collectors who embrace his innovative visual dialogue, between traditional Eastern craft and Western pop art.

If you own a print, which is now sold-out and you wish to sell, we have clients who are looking for select pieces. You can get in touch with us via the Contact page, which you can find here.
 
SELECTED BY
 
READ MORE
 
 
 
   
   
 
X | CLOSE
OUR NEWSLETTER
Sign up to our newsletter and receive our weekly news about the artworld
Happy New Year from New York and London!!! 💥🥂 Holiday atmosphere from Madison Square Park in… https://t.co/O0Ov9fGiM6
From his creative beginnings in the 90's, André Saraiva, is the artist whom street artists and… https://t.co/tiXaUHO3j4
CUSTOMER SUPPORT
Mon-Fri: 4.30am-1:00pm [EST]
US
United States
1-800-570-6740
Mon-Fri: 9.30am-6:00pm [GMT]
US
Europe
+44 (0)20 3397 3676
Mon-Fri: 9.30am-6:00pm [GMT]
US
Rest of the World
+44 20 3397 3676
 
 
SHARE
SHIPPING TO COUNTRY
United States
 
PAYMENT METHODS
 

CONTEMPORARY ART IN YOUR LIFE

(c) 1999-2017 Eyestorm Artica Worldwide Ltd.

The artworld delivered to your inbox