LAF Selects

20 January 2021

LAF SELECTS at London Art Fair

LAF Selects invited experts, collectors and prominent friends of the Fair to present their own personal highlights from the Viewing Rooms.

Our invited selectors chose the artworks that spoke to them, either by personal interest or professional area of expertise. Discover the themes explored within their selections spanning diversity, feminism, sustainability and the global pandemic by clicking on their profiles below.

Seascapes 07 was selected by two of the panels!

CHERIE FEDERICO

Managing Director, Aesthetica Magazine Ltd​

Cherie Federico is the Director of Aesthetica, the internationally acclaimed British art and culture brand that began with Aesthetica magazine in 2002 and is now multi-platform.

A passionate champion of new talent, Cherie is Director of the BAFTA-Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival that sits in the national portfolio of festivals from the BFI.

She is also Director of the Aesthetica Art Prize, and Future Now, a symposium comprising panel talks and portfolio reviews, with sessions led by the TateV&A, and Getty. Winners and finalists have gone on to be included in exhibition at the Whitney BiennialBarbicanWhitechapel and win various awards and bursaries.

“The pieces selected all have a certain quality that binds them together. There are landscapes that call into question environmental concerns from flooding to desolation. However, there are works that are more celebratory such as Oliva Bax’s wonderful and functional bench and Abe Odedina’s “Measure for Measure” which presents you with part of a story and does the thing that art can do so well, which allows you, the viewer, space to fill in the gaps, using your own imagination to complete the narrative. There is a range of more experienced practitioners and emerging, I am pleased that LAF makes space for artists at all stages in their careers.”

Ellie Davies, Seascapes 07, 2020. Courtesy of Crane Kalman Brighton.

“Ellie Davies’ work is ethereal and invites you to enter a new world. One where possibilities are endless. Her work also pays careful attention to the environment and in the midst of the pandemic, we must not forget about the climate crisis.”

View the selection HERE

KRISTINE HALL

Interior Design Consultant & Blogger, Restoring Lansdowne Interiors

Kristine Hall is a London-based interior design consultant specialising in flexible and online design services.

She is a trained artist and blogger who writes and Instagrams about renovating old houses, choosing art for interiors, DIY and why interior design lovers should never have cats.

Her designs have featured in leading publications including Ideal HomeGraziaModern HomeMad about the HouseHunker and the London Evening Standard.

In 2021 she will embark on her next project – a rural country house with heaps of history.

 “Like many people, I’m in the process of trading in the urban environment for a home in the countryside. The past year has shifted my priorities but also my interior design aesthetics. I’m increasingly drawn to minimalist simplicity, tactile and hand-made furnishings and comforting, earthy colours.”

Ellie Davies, Seascapes 09, 2020. Courtesy of Crane Kalman Brighton.

“This piece is so beautifully serene, contemplative and anchoring. The perfect artwork antidote to the stress of juggling home working with home schooling and all the challenges of life in a pandemic.”

View the selection HERE