Finishing Touches: Rise Arts
This week on our Finishing Touches series we are talking about art for the home. When you have finished the work on your home it is often the artwork you choose that defines the final style. Maybe abstract art is your favourite, or do you like black and white photography? The good news is that Rise Arts can help you to make the right choices for your home – and also offer a unique ‘try before you buy’ monthly rental option.
All of the artwork from Rise Arts can be viewed online and they have a good selection of both established artists and the up and coming newbies in the art world. I had a look around their website and found a few of my favourite artists to feature today.
The first is Geoffrey Ansel Agrons, a photographer from Kensington in the United States. In my spare time I can often be found at the coast so I was naturally drawn to this picture which shows a derelict pier in California. I love the serenity of this piece, it will create a very relaxing feel to your home. In a limited edition of just 20 prints this piece costs just £100.
As a longtime Londoner I am always drawn to pictures or images of my home city. Helen Bridges is based in London and after studying a Masters in Printmaking she has explored combining traditional printing techniques with modern methods. Helen uses images taken with her iPhone to layer her artwork with recognisable images of London sights, words and text, maps and many other items to create very original artwork. Still reasonably priced this piece can be bought for £125.
My final selection is the amazing work of Slavomir Zombek who is from Slovakia. He trained as an architect and his practice now works in many mediums. This piece is called Rhythm, Colour And Fragrance Of Silence N°04 and is a collage on paper. I love the uniformity of the shapes mixed with the randomness of the finish of each shape. This piece is available for £120.
Head over to the Rise Arts website and have a look at the wide range of art available. They even have an Art Assistant who can help you select your pieces and before you know it your walls will be dressed and your home finished.