Gallery DIFFERENT played host to a programme of activities for the corporate, luxury and yacht sectors last week. Set over three days, events included a showcasing of over 70 artworks by 45 national and international artists.
Artworks ranged from bronze and glass sculptures, to delicate line drawings, to large scale photographic works, ceramics, oil paintings and antique textiles. The programme launches VEDO’s innovative service which responds to the growing appetite for unique artworks, bespoke commissions and impartial art advice. VEDO was delighted to exhibit such a variety of works by so many accomplished practitioners.
One of the focuses for many of the VEDO guests was the captivating kinetic sculpture by talented British artist, Ivan Black. Suspended in the gallery atrium and turning in a mesmeric fashion, this piece caught many viewers imaginations. Black makes large scale monochrome works which can be hung either inside or outside. The piece exhibited at the VEDO showcasing operated by mains power giving it a slick continuous movement, however a number of Black’s pieces can be activated by manually twisting the mechanisms.
Another admired artist, Mick Dean, exhibited three very striking works. Dean’s large scale oil paintings of urban cameos around London attracted a lot of interest. The works are rich in russet tones and include details such metal bolts, iron nails and rain drenched roadsides. The scale, colour and level of detail make these pieces a fantastic choice for many private or corporate collections.
For those looking for a flash of colour, a large scale round canvas by artist Orlanda Broom was a main attraction. Using a resin and ink dye combination, Broom’s abstract piece caught the eye of many of VEDO’s exhibition visitors.
The reason behind the festivities was on account of VEDO’s innovative new product which matches artists’ with a client’s requirements for preference, brand and vision. The events epitomised not only VEDO’s desire to foster artistic talent, but also to reinvigorate the relationship and dialogue between commercial patrons and the artistic community. This is a relationship which has, throughout history, led to the production of exceptional art.
The great support shown by hundreds of valued clients and contacts across the three day programme emphasises the real appetite for this type of art advisory service.
VEDO looks forward to more exhibitions and events over the coming months.