January Curator's Picks

Curated by Rebecca Gordon

Get to know the top picks from the experts with our collection of January Curator’s Picks. Bringing together some of the best artists from across a range of different mediums and styles, this is the perfect place to get to know some of the most exciting names on the contemporary art scene today. We have curated a diverse collection, so whether you’re keen to get your hands on photography or you’re a fan of collage, you can find what you’re looking for here.…

The art world is constantly changing, so collectors and art lovers alike should stay up to date with all the latest trends and movements. Our curators have done the hard work for you, and here you’ll find some of their favourite picks from both well-established and up-and-coming names who are shaping the art scene today.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a first-time collector or have already got plenty of pieces under your belt, we’re on hand to offer advice to anyone looking to purchase art. While it might seem a daunting process, our rental options and the opportunity to pay instalments, making good art much more accessible. Narrow down your search according to orientation, size and price to find artwork that suits your needs.

Fusing together different art forms, Cody Choi is a contemporary photographer and choreographer who is best known for his portraits of dancers. Cody’s multidisciplinary approach shines through in the quality of his work, in which he expertly captures the movement and grace of his subjects. A graduate of dance himself, he claims to move and breathe with the dancers, following the movement of everything from their bodies to the draping of their clothes and hair. Having shot for big brands and publications including Samsung and Time Out, this is one photographer to watch.

Get to know one of the most exciting artists on the conceptual art scene today, Rebecca Folkstone. Using a mixture of typography and neon light sculpture, these bright pieces ironically convey some of the darker sides of human nature, dealing with love, money and our position within modern society. We love the contrast of the neon text that stands out against the darker backdrop, as well as the interplay between the longer quotes that make up the background and the short, impactful phrases highlighted in neon.

Looking for landscape photography with a difference? Tommy Clarke adopts a unique perspective when looking at the natural world, shooting his photographs from a few thousand feet in the air as he hangs from the side of a helicopter. The resulting effect is visually fascinating, as the scenes below appear different from this unfamiliar viewpoint. Coastlines and images of people below become lines and dots of colour, making his photography almost abstract in nature.

With an eclectic approach to her prints, Kristjana S Williams is an Icelandic artist who also happens to be one of our top five most viewed on the website. Her artwork is an interesting juxtaposition of fabulous creatures from the animal kingdom against the backdrop of urban landscapes. It’s easy to lose yourself in these fantastical creations, which have a surreal and dreamlike quality to them.

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