The idea for Rise Art was born out of experience. My wife Helene originally introduced me to the art world through galleries, exhibitions and degree shows. With my trusted guide at my side, I vividly remember seeing Mark Rothko’s Four Seasons commissions at the Tate and just “getting” it. I was inspired and hooked.
But starting to collect art was a different story. The sheer number of artists and galleries out there, the obfuscation of the industry and the lack of confidence I had in my own abilities to judge great art made me feel like I didn’t belong.
So in 2011, Marcos and I started Rise Art. Working with curators, gallerists, and collectors, we’ve curated a platform of new and established artists that you should know about. Whether you are just starting out, or are an established collector looking for new discoveries, our ambition is to provide you with a platform to learn, interact and support truly talented artists worldwide.