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Art Life Matters – In search of the Next Genius

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In crises art becomes more central to our life. Corona-virus changed my way of painting”, a London artist reveals

LONDON ART: Generally, a hardworking art detective`s mission is tracking down the world’s stolen masterpieces. I am operating in the far end of the same market and continue my search for the next art-work of genius. I didn´t expect an exhibition in East London a lead to track down a multi-million-dollar painting – or this to happen sometimes in the near future. But with 10 contemporary artists and such a title, I expected to find new expressions about the new world where art life matters.

Mask and art: Heloise Bergman with her prints documenting British Newspapers headlines during he Covid-19 crisis
Mask and art: Heloise Bergman with her prints documenting British Newspapers headlines during the Covid-19 crisis.

An art piece from nature to the wall. By artist S. R. Jimmy
An art piece from nature on the wall. By artist S. R. Jimmy.

From virus o chaos

The invitation to get the message from new art and meet the artists was not to be misunderstood. “Transitions” tells us about the epidemic Covid-19, about the effect created by the Corona-virus, and how the human activities ended into chaos. And how the arts ended on the walls of Espasio Gallery in Bethnal Green.

While the world fights an invisible enemy, artists try to come up with an opinion and interpretation of the Corona epidemic. They try to capture the essence of the epidemic and perhaps explain how scary it is.

Art life maters: "Art and artists should ask questions", says Jonathan Hilsson in front of his mixed-media artworks.
Art of Corona: “Art and artists should ask questions”, says Jonathan Hilsson in front of his mixed-media artworks.

Sensible price tags

To create a new million-dollar painting is as challenging as to track down a stolen one. But at this exhibition you can make deals at sensible price tags and return back home without feeling robbed. And if you don´t buy, nothing is like observe new artworks on white walls and meet the artists. Espasio Gallery is such a nice marketplace for buying original paintings, limited edition prints and photography directly from independent artists.

Master of Ceramics Hanna Salomonsson and Carlos de Lins at the opening of exhibition. Hurry up, the art is here only for a few days.
Master of Ceramics Hanna Salomonsson and Carlos de Lins at the opening of exhibition. Hurry up, the art is here only for a few days.

Hanna Salomonsson´s ceramics with glaze fused on to the surface. Prize: 325 pounds
Hanna Salomonsson´s ceramics with glaze fused on to the surface. Prize: 325 pound for the large one.

About the Artists

Disease has mystified humans since earliest times. Now the Corona-virus is a reminder of our fragile place in an uncertain world.
“Like it or not, in crises art becomes more central to our life. For me, the virus changed my way of painting – suddenly I switched from figurative to abstract. I felt the time was here to try something new”, the artist Biagio Mastroianni said. Then he added: “Difficult times change people, but I believe there is optimism even in bleak times and I believe art matters more than ever”.

New Art at the Esoasio Gallery in the high sreet of Bethnal Green
New Art at the Esoasio Gallery in the high sreet of Bethnal Green

Importance of Art

Traditionally, Bethnal Green has its position as an exciting area where new trends, art and artists come forward. This time around, gallery owner Carlos de Lins showcasing works by artists who reflect their own journeys in the new world.

“Actually, we don´t know where we are heading. But I believe artists will find inspiration and some sort of normality – and hope for the future”, Lins tells. The director of Espasio Gallery is also an artist, but at the moment he is occupied with new exhibitions underway more or less every week. Plenty of Corona-arts are still to come and the search for the next genius has to continue – because art life matters.

Art Life Matters: "Interesting paintings", the local David Ceasar told artist Biagio Mastroianni
“Interesting paintings”, the local David Ceasar told artist Biagio Mastroianni, left.

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Gudmund Lindbaek
Gudmund Lindbaek
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