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Artist: Stephen Yates

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Choosing Art for the Home

Gallerist Ryan James says, "You don’t have to be an expert to buy art!"

How to begin?

  • When selecting artwork for your home, imagine you’re creating a collection. Think about when jewelry, records, classic cars, or trading cards are purchased, these are usually chosen out of interest to the buyer, because they are unique, or because of a personal connection. 

  • When you are creating your collection, it is important to invest in originals.

  • Investigate the artist on all platforms and learn the story behind your favorite pieces, as this will help you form a personal connection with the art. This will also provide insight into whether the artist is up-and-coming

  • While researching art and artists you can identify your preferences by asking yourself what draws you to each piece, which can help you narrow your search for something that speaks to you 

  • When you select a piece, make it something you’d be excited to share with friends and family 

Where to look?

  • Your phone or computer is the new gallery

  • In addition to galleries, check artist websites, local art listings, or Instagram to find work, artist biographies, and upcoming shows to help create a personal connection with the art

Should it match the room?

  • The art in your home does not have to match your sofa

  • It should reflect a sense of your personality and excite you

  • There are no rules, so don’t limit yourself. Look at the color wheel - look at complementary colors for a cohesive look or be bold and look for opposites

  • Line, weight and texture also play into the boldness of a piece 

What size?

  • Your art should fill the wall you choose to display it on 

  • Create visual layers. When making an aesthetically pleasing interior, the eye is drawn to texture, and for a space to feel complete you want layers of different textures. A painting can count as one of these layers of texture and can be hung or placed on a table or mantle with objects layered in front of it.

3D Sculpture?

  • Find the focal point in the room when placing sculptures

  • Sculpture can also be placed in front of a window or used as a way to create flow in a room

Still not sure, here’s what a gallery can do for you?

  • Gallery staff can analyze your space and assist you in your selection

  • You can try out a piece before you buy it, so you can be sure it works in your space

  • If you are worried about installation, gallery staff will install the piece for you

  • Purchasing from a gallery allows for the option of  payment plans to work with your budget 

When making an aesthetically pleasing interior, the eye is drawn to texture, and for a space to feel complete you want layers of different textures.

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  • Artist: Stephen Yates
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