The Other Art Fair, presented by leading online gallery Saatchi Art, is a unique platform for artists to exhibit and sell directly to a new audience. Established in London, this traveling art fair has managed 20 editions around the world and I was lucky enough to book my spot for the inaugural New York Edition. The fair was held in Brooklyn Expo Centre, 1-4 June and housed 110 emerging artists.
I created 10 large pieces, some abstract, some figurative but each of them highly patterned, bright, bold and had an authentic Afrikan aesthetic. The Fair encourages prints, in addition, to appeal to a wider customer base. Since my medium is incredibly tactile, I decided to create 30 little original artworks instead which could be sold for under $100. I had the most amazing experience... chatting to art enthusiasts, making new artist friends, selling art of course and even meeting clients who had bought from me prior to the fair. The city was intoxicating and will inspire me until my next visit. I’LL BE BACK NYC :)