The fourth START Art Fair is returning to the Saatchi Gallery this September, showcasing the best of emerging artists from across the globe in one handy place. From 14 – 17, artwork will be avaliable to peruse or to buy on all three floors of the Saatchi Gallery, with tickets costing only £10 and being open to the general public.
START was founded by the Saatchi Gallery and Parallel Contemporary Art with the aim of introducing the young generation of galleries and artists to an international audience, helping develop growing art markets across the globe.
Saphira & Ventura opened its doors in 2014 in the heart of New York, specialising in contemporary art forms and gathering artists from across the globe to exhibit on their walls. They have since established themselves as a truly international art house, opening sister galleries in Paris, Singapore, and Sao Paulo. They promote the cutting edge artists of the day whilst exhibiting pieces by the masters, including Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keefe, Salvador Dali and Jackson Pollock.
New Art Projects is the brainchild of contemporary artist Fred Mann, opening his eponymous 5000sqft gallery in South Hackney in 2015. Since then it has developed a wide reaching roster of artists, exhibitions, screenings and performance events. The gallery has a reputation for focussing on intricate drawings and paintings, such as this one by Canadian artist Zachari Logan, entitled Wreath 3 (Leviathan after Mary Delany) (2016).
Paula Klien uses monochromatic Chinese ink to create art works that aim to reflect exciting in a transient world. Her lyrical abstractions exude a sense of fluidity and raw elegance, inviting for an inspection, as if it held secrets of a deeper reality. Embodying abstract meditations between action and inaction, visible and invisible, Klien’s artworks are deeply creative journeys that explore human spontaneity with the unpredictable and the options that unfold.
Red Door Gallery of Lagos, Nigeria opened its doors in 2013 to give a platform to contemporary artists of African origin. They challenge the typical definitions of what “African Art” is often pigeon-holed into, aiming to create a wider understanding of what it means to be an African Artist producing work in the contemporary world.
Tickets for START are available via their website and are only £10 for adults.