The Gallerist’s Crushes

Provoke, question and inspire dialogue

The Gallerist’s Crushes

As a photographer and gallery director, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and collaborate with many talented artists. This column is a window on the works that have made an impression on me and that I personally recommend for any acquisition. Here’s why these specific photographs captured my attention and how they can enrich your perspective.

Personal Connection and Artistic Value
Each selected photograph represents a unique blend of technique and emotion. My choice is influenced by my personal and professional experience in the art world, where authenticity of expression and technical innovation are paramount. For example, a photograph may stand out for its bold use of color or a framing that defies expectations, pushing the boundaries of traditional photography.

When I decide to acquire or recommend a work, I take several factors into account: the visual impact, the originality of the composition, and of course, the narrative the artist is trying to convey. The provenance of the work and the artist’s history are also crucial, as they add a layer of depth and context that enriches the work.

Artistic Preferences and the Role of Art in Society
I’m particularly drawn to movements that reinterpret traditional ideas in a contemporary way, which reflects my own journey as an artist evolving from classical to more modern expressions. I firmly believe that art plays an essential role as a mirror and critic of society, and can be a powerful tool for social change. Some of the works I select seek to provoke, question and inspire dialogue on important issues.

Advice For Novice Art Buyers
For those new to art collecting, my advice is to look for works that speak to you personally, that provoke an emotional or intellectual response. Start small and don’t hesitate to ask questions about the artist, the process of creating the work, and the vision behind it.

I hope my selection will inspire you and bring you a new appreciation for contemporary photography. Each work has been chosen not only for its aesthetic beauty, but also for its potential to enrich our lives and broaden our understanding of the world.