The Affordable Art Fair in Amsterdam is an annual event where (what’s in a name) you can buy beautiful art for an affordable price. You won’t find any art exceeding the price of €6.000,- here. The event takes place in the massive Kromhouthal, a warehouse in Amsterdam Noord. We were impressed by the wide range of featured artists coming from all over the world: from Seoul to Madrid and from Paris to Sydney.
Big, small, colourful, monochrome, photography and sculptures: they have it all. For the first time this year, there is a live solo artist making instant art: Alfred Gockel. Unique brushstrokes and a colour-palette are his signature. We had a few favourites of our own, you will find them below.
The Affordable Art Fair ends at the fifth of November. You can buy tickets here.
OUR FAIR FAVOURITES
At the entrance of the fair we found this beautiful painting. We’re not sure who the artist is, but we like the combination of pink tones, stencil work and the fact that there is so much to see.
Who isn’t fan of Damien Hirst? His style was instantly recognised by us. This contemporary artist explores the complex relationships between art, religion, science, life and death. On the art fair a selection of his prints are exhibited but he is also known for his giant formaldehyde shark and unicorn.
This mysterious sculpture is made by Rachel Ann Stevenson. In her work she tries to capture the impossible, the swirling mist of a dreamer’s mind and share it with the world.
Definitely one of our favourites was the preview of the exhibition Kings & Queens, represented by the Amsterdam based Kyas Art Salon. This exhibition is a photographic project by Léon Hendrickx about the man and his inner queen; also named his female half: his drag.
Last but definitely not least: Edyta Grzyb from Poland. The preferred motif of her work is people. But if you speak strictly, she is interested in their emotions. She expresses them through contrasting colours and occasionally blurring the lines between reality and fiction.