ABOUT EYESTORM
     
Eyestorm is a leading gallery who create and release exclusive limited print editions within contemporary art, offering work by both established and emerging artists. Initially set up to offer signed pieces by some of the world’s most celebrated artists and photographers at an affordable price, for almost 20 years Eyestorm has published limited editions with some of the most established names in the art world including Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Andy Goldsworthy, Peter Blake and Helmut Newton.

 

In addition to working with well-known artists, Eyestorm takes pride in showcasing unique works in the form of painting, sculpture and drawing by the finest emerging talent, offering an opportunity to invest in an artist early on in their career.

Our website allows you to browse and buy high quality art in the comfort of your own home, making buying contemporary art even more accessible.

 
       

MEET THE TEAM
     
HENRIK RIIS
Director
Henrik is a part of the group of entrepreneurs who acquired Eyestorm in July 2011, and was immediately appointed as CEO. With a firm belief that good things take time to build, the past 20 years have seen him co-found a range of companies within leisure software, e-commerce, customer service and creative art management. Henrik completed his BA from Copenhagen Business School in Law and Economics in 2008, and in 2009 he co-published the book A Hedonist’s Guide to Art , which includes contributors such as Charles Saatchi, Ed Vaizey, Will Self, Anthony Haden-Guest, Simon de Pury, Sarah Lucas and Martin Creed amongst others. When the opportunity arose to acquire Eyestorm he saw it as one he didn’t want to miss: “The commercial art world is changing rapidly and so when I saw a chance to obtain one of the pioneers of releasing exclusive limited print editions, I felt it was something I couldn’t pass on. I’ve always admired Eyestorm and now I have the privilege to be part of developing and positioning the company as a future industry leader.”

 
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ANGIE DAVEY
Creative Director
[On maternity leave until August 2018]
Angie has been with Eyestorm since 2003. After completing a BA (hons) degree in Visual Arts where she specialised in photography, she volunteered at public galleries Fabrica (Brighton) and Chisenhale (London) and commercial dealership IAP Fine Art (London). Following this she met the founders of online gallery Britart as they were launching and became the first member of the artist liaison team there where she helped build a growing stable of artists. Angie joined the creative team at Eyestorm when the two companies merged three years later and has been creative director since 2007. She says of her time at Eyestorm “I feel privileged to have met and worked with so many fantastic artists and photographers over the years, many of whom I studied at college and have huge respect for. I love seeing what’s coming out of the art schools every summer and having the opportunity to work in the print studio with such talented individuals to create our publications. Artists are inspirational people to work with and it’s exciting to constantly be in the midst of such creativity.”


 
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CARYS LAKE-EDWARDS
Head of Sales
Carys started working at Eyestorm in July 2012. She completed a BA (hons) in History of Art at the University of York where she specialised in British Modern and Contemporary painting. After graduating, she moved to Canada to work with the Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale as a conference curator, which was then followed by a consulting position at a gallery for contemporary Canadian art. On returning to the UK Carys joined a Cork Street gallery as part of the sales team before taking on her role at Eyestorm where she says she enjoys “the fast pace of the online art world and all the opportunities for communication and collaboration that arise as a result. I love helping clients to build on their collections as well as bringing our artist's work to the attention of first-time buyers. Distributing pieces by both celebrated and emerging artists around the world and helping them to arrive into public and private collections is both a fascinating and highly satisfying process.”

 
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MICHAEL FROST
Business Analyst
Michael has been involved in several startups and is known for his systematic and highly analytic way of using data to make precise and efficient decisions. In 2005 he co-founded and became CEO of Danish online bookshop eLounge. Despite the highly competitive market at a time where most businesses were losing money, Michael built the company up to become the second largest in the country while keeping a healthy bottom line, and in 2010 it was sold to Gyldendal, the largest publishing house in Denmark. Michael has a BA from Copenhagen Business School in Law and Economics, and a Masters in Management, Accounting and Control. In 2012 he was headhunted by Eyestorm to work as an advisor to ensure Eyestorm is not only a frontrunner artistically, but can also set new standards in the industry for using data to lift the business and reach the right customers at the right time with the right art.

 
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
     
HENRIK RIIS
Chairman
 
     
EDDIE P STRAND
Member
Eddie has over twenty years' experience of working in sales, coaching and business development in different areas such as aviation, publishing, retail, B2B, gambling and e-commerce. Currently Senior Vice President at NetJets Europe, where he’s been since 2006, previous positions have included International Director at Plaza Publishing Group where a focus on business development led to launching new titles & magazines in more countries & languages, and CEO of an internet start-up company after being responsible for the e-commerce at the leading Scandinavian portal Scandinavia Online (SOL) in Sweden. He is certified from IHM Business School in Marketing and Economics.