The idea of snapping up pieces by artists who are on the rise is not new, but it is something savvy investors should keep in mind because everyone involved is likely to benefit. Younger artists are able to obtain the financial backing they need in order to continue their work, and you stand a good chance of having your art’s value increase over time. Even if the latter does not end up happening, you will have something that will enrich your life in a very real way.
Numerous young artists are producing work that is truly exciting these days, and the key to investing in their pieces is to identify the ones to which you are truly drawn.
As a way of introduction, we would like to present a series of artists that are real up-and-comers in the art world. Something that may strike you if you say people buy Banksy at Sothebys during the week. Make sure to watch this group as they make their move in the art scene.
Romily Alice Walden
This fascinating artist is known for using the nude form and transforming it to fit into the modern era. Taking female nudes out of the province of male eyes, Walden renders her accessible representations in neon hues. The Recent Graduates Exhibit at the Affordable Art Fair featured some of these works, more of which can be seen at romilyalicewalden.com.
Hailing from Brighton, Irvin Pascal tackles the weighty topics of masculinity as well as race in work that is physical and contemplative at once. This artist was chosen to be part of the Bloomberg New Contemporaries show, one of just 47 to receive the honor. More information can be found at irvinpascal.com.
Surrealism and Victoriana combine in Hackney-based Hillier’s highly detailed illustrations. Those who are familiar with the Other Art Fair may be familiar with Hillier’s tattoo artistry as well, and music fans might remember the cover art he provided for Royal Blood’s debut record. Interested investors can view available prints at danhillier.com.
This artist is gaining an impressive following for her photographs of architectural ruins, which many have characterized as haunting, grand and alarming all at once. Soden earned the title UK Artist of the Year as well as 2018’s Rise Art Prize Photography Award. The Ned Hotel commissioned 130 individual pieces from Soden, and she also exhibited at the Other Art Fair this year. More information is available at ginasoden.co.uk.
A Brooklyn painter with international flair, Sadie Laska has shown her work at London’s Newport Street Gallery, though she is directly affiliated with New York’s Canada Gallery. Her works have been exhibited side-by-side with those created by notable names such as Boo Saville and Helen Beard in the True Colours show. You can see more here at Sadie Laska.