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Collector’s Favorites: February’s Best-Selling Artists
Ever wonder what other people are buying for their personal art collections? Although your tastes may differ, seeing what others are buying can help you discover new artists whose works you might not otherwise have considered.
Below, meet 5 artists who have proven to be our collectors’ favourites. For more ideas, explore our recently sold works and contact our curators who can help you find similar works within your budget.
italian artist paolo damiani revisits and reinvents classic themes with a modern and abstract twist. Born in Rome into a family of artists, Paolo’s passion for art began at an early age and ever since he has dedicated his life to experimenting with different painting styles and techniques. Inspired by both graphic design and Northern European artistic traditions, Paolo’s combined use of oil, tempera, and acrylic paint blends and balances his subject matter. He has exhibited extensively in Italy, France, Germany and Malta, including solo shows at St. Stephen’s Cultural Center in Rome and the Chateau de Flamanville in France. See more of Paolo’s work here.
Growing up near Saint Petersburg, Russia, Tatiana Ilyina he was inspired by the masterpieces of Monet, Kandinsky and Andrei Rublev that he saw when visiting the nearby Hermitage Museum. He later earned his Master of Arts from the Stieglitz St. Petersburg State Academy of Art and Industry before moving to Montreal, where he has lived for the past 30 years. Tatiana brings life and vitality to her canvases with bold color compositions and quick, thick strokes of paint with her palette knife. Tatiana has established an international fan and collector base from her viral painting demonstration videos on Youtube to her numerous exhibitions online and throughout Canada and Russia. See more of Tatiana’s work here.
dutch artist Larisa Eremeeva He lived and worked in the Netherlands and the United States before settling in Italy, where he currently resides. In her recent work, Larissa seeks to inspire introspection and translate the depth of human emotions onto her canvases using soft colors, lines and textures. She hopes that viewers of her suggestive abstract paintings will be gently drawn into meaningful emotions and memories in her lives. Larissa’s paintings have been exhibited in the United States, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy and are also in collections in North America, Europe, and Asia. See more of Larissa’s work here.
In his unique geometric line drawings, the Hungarian artist Sagi Gyula he experiments with form, pattern, and the intersection of technology and nature. Drawing inspiration from graphics, digital maps and machine code, Gyula approaches his work as if he were solving a mathematical equation: he analyzes and breaks down the data, then synthesizes the pieces into a visual construct. His works on paper use ink, pencil, pen, and acrylic to evoke not only scientific analysis, but also abstract landscapes based on gestures. Gyula graduated from the University of Western Hungary in 2010 and has lived in Berlin ever since. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout Europe. See more works by Gyula here.
june june li
Through his expressive paintings, june june li he intends to reveal the infinite possibilities of life and share his own dynamic encounters with nature. His work also reflects his cross-cultural experience moving from China, where he was born and raised, to California. JunJun paints in his studio outdoors in the deep forests of Sevastopol when he is not traveling or teaching. His work is in several public collections in the Bay Area, including paintings commissioned for the UCSF Mission Bay Cancer Center and the 49ers Levi’s Stadium art collection. See more works by JunJun here.
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