Credit: Kunst ab Hinterhof. Jari Genser, STRAFE XIII, 2020, Oil on paper, on canvas, 200x200cm, Copyright Jari Genser. Courtesy of Kunst ab Hinterhof
London Art Fair will return to London for its 34th edition in 2022, recognised as a platform for connecting the best galleries from around the world with both seasoned and aspiring collectors, providing a unique opportunity to discover and champion outstanding modern and contemporary art. The Fair seeks to nurture collecting at all levels whilst providing expert insight into the changing international market. Sitting alongside the main Fair, curated sections Art Projects and Photo50 feature the next generation of artists, collectives and gallerists; showcasing increasingly innovative and interactive ways to engage with art. The Fair’s strong gallery line up is also complemented by an extensive programme of engaging talks, panel discussions, interactive performance art, and onsite activations from the Fair’s partners. Taking place from 19 - 23 January 2022 (Preview 18th January), London Art Fair will be a key and unmissable opening to the international art calendar.
Credit: Gilden's Art Gallery. Pablo Picasso, Modern Style Bust, 1948, Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph on Arches Wove Paper, 65.5 x 50cm
This year will see the participation of over 100 galleries from around the world, including Austria, America, Portugal, Sweden, and Australia, with new exhibitors Gillian Jason Gallery, Mothflower and David Kovats; alongside returning names such as Richard Green, James Hyman and Purdy Hicks. The Fair will also feature work by some of the world’s most renowned artists working across a variety of media, including Henry Moore, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Paula Rego. The event’s specialism in Modern art continues to be strongly represented through the participation of some of the UK’s leading galleries in the field including Thomas Spencer Fine Art, Gilden’s Fine Art and Gerber Fine Art.. For those interested in textiles and sculpture Thompson’s Gallery will present new and unseen works specifically created for the Fair, including work by Athena Anastasiou who uses bright acrylic wool to extend her painted image from the boundaries of the canvas.
Credit: Jealous Gallery. Chris Levine, Stillness Is A Portal To The Divine, 2021, Archival Inkjet, image of Kate Moss with Screen printed Counterpart Poem. Presented in a Custom Made Perspex Box, 45x 59.4cm. Courtesy of Jealous Gallery.
Established in 2005 to support emerging galleries, Art Projects will return to showcase the freshest contemporary art from across the globe. Amongst the diversity of the selected work for 2022 there is a sense of wishing to relook towards the future. Many of the featured artists look inwards at their own emotions, beliefs and mythologies, but with a keen eye on what these subjects mean for the wider world. Photo50 is the Fair’s critical forum for examining distinctive elements of current photographic practice. For 2022, Photo50 will be curated by Rodrigo Orrantia presenting works by British and UK-based artists responding to the idea of an island, looking at practices expanding the possibilities of photography. No Place is An Island will feature the work of fourteen artists, some of which will show brand new works created especially for Photo50.
Credit: Bridget Riley, Three colours precipitating magenta, Courtesy of Tanya Baxter Contemporary Gallery