This is by far one of my most favorite fine arts festivals ever. The work is out of this world and you meet all these big time arts professionals from around the globe. This is a show that really makes you feel like that there is hope in succeeding as an artist these days. I felt so eager to see more and more art until the end when I was disappointed that there was no more to see. One artist I want to talk about from the show is Barry Crawston from the Capital Culture Gallery in London. Barry makes these colorful photographic prints of hidden industrial spaces serving human civilization but is lost to the observer while being overpowered in an urban crawl that keeps expanding. I love how crisp and clear his photos are. It really makes you wonder how a photographer is able to pull that off. Everyone thinks that all you need is a camera and to take the picture-- not from my experience, my friends.
His work reminded me of photographer Daan Oude Elferink who also had work showing at the Affordable Art Fair. He is represented by Ronan Art Gallery in Amsterdam. In his work he explores all these abandoned places from the centuries ago to today. I love all the sharp tiny details in his work, which is kind of like what I try to accomplish in mine. There is so much tiny detail that you would need a magnifying glass to see it fully and at least an hour to look and suck it all in.
This was definitely an amazing show and I will definitely be attending the one in the fall. I would like to give a shout out to the galleries there that I liked: See No Evil Gallery, Conrad Augustus Gallery, Galerie Bruno Massa, Monogramma, Capital Culture Gallery and Ronan Art Gallery.