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Hello Young Collectors!

I’m excited to share with you the 2nd edition of my Young Collectors newsletter. I’ve just returned from UNSEEN Amsterdam, which as it name suggests is a platform for photographic artworks presented for the very first time! The majority of the artworks in my presentation below are ones I discovered at this fresh and dynamic art fair.
 
They range in price between approx. £450 and £4,600. Please let me know if you would like to receive further information / high res images / exact prices for specific pieces. Please note availability and prices are subject to change. Prices are exclusive of shipping (the artworks in this selection are sourced from galleries in London, Zürich, Berlin and New York). 

I hope they provide you with lots of inspiration and you find them as irresistible as I do!
 

UNSEEN, Amsterdam, 2017

Andrea Grützner
(b. 1984, Germany)


Untitled 5 (from the series „Erbgericht“), 2014, Pigment print, 60 x 80 cm, or 100 x 150 cm, Edition of 5 
 

Untitled 7 (from the series „Erbgericht“), 2014, Pigment print, 60 x 80 cm, or 100 x 150 cm, Edition of 5 
 

Untitled 14 (from the series „Erbgericht“), 2014, Pigment print, 60 x 80 cm, or 100 x 150 cm, Edition of 5 
 

Untitled 6 (from the series „Erbgericht“), 2014, Pigment print, 60 x 80 cm, or 100 x 150 cm, Edition of 5 
Untitled 4 (from the series „Erbgericht“), 2014, Pigment print, 60 x 80 cm, or 100 x 150 cm, Edition of 5 
Untitled 1 (from the series „Hive“), 2017, Pigment print, 80 x 110 cm, Edition of 5
 

Prices

These artworks are available in 2 sizes: 

Small: 2,268 euros (including frame) + Vat
Large: 4,293 euros (including frame) + Vat
 

About


Andrea Grützner is a Berlin based artist and photographer. Her interests involve the perception of space and historic environments. The title of this series “Erbgericht”, refers to the traditional village guesthouse in eastern Germany, where the photographs were taken - owned by one family over five generations since 1889. 

Working with analogue processes, using an old 1950s plate camera, with assorted lights and gels, Grützner creates straight colour photographs that are concurrently abstract and representational. Each photograph is taken in only one shot without any digital alterations. She uses colour flash and strong shadow lines to create a loss of perspective, the various angles, corners and interior spaces appear to be on a single plain; the background is pulled forward and the foreground back. They are beautiful, mysterious and disorientating. 


Why an opportunity

Andrea Grützner is an exciting young German artist, turning a lot of heads currently! She was just awarded the ING Talent Award at UNSEEN (September 2017), last year she was selected by FOAM Talent and included in an international touring exhibition. She received both the “PhotoVision Sponsorship Award” and the “Source Cord Prize” in 2014, as well as the “LEAD Award” in 2015 and was a winner of “gute aussichten – junge deutsche fotografie prize” in 2014/2015. She published the photo book “das Eck” (Kerber Verlag in March 2016), developed during the course of her grant Koblenzer Stadtfotografin 2015. Grützner is represented by galerie Robert Morat in Berlin and Julie Saul Gallery in New York. Her work has been exhibited at international art fairs including UNSEEN (Amsterdam), PhotoLondon and AIPAD (New York)
 

Douglas Mandry
(b. 1989, Switzerland)


Unseen Sights, Untitled III, 2017, Airbrush on C-Print, 150 x 120 cm, Edition of 5

Unseen Sights, Untitled II, 2017, Acrylic on C-Print, 110 x 90 cm, Edition of 5 
Unseen Sights, Untitle I, 2017, Acrylic on C-Print, 110 x 90 cm, Edition of 5
Territorial Shift Seascape 02-001, 2017, Silver Gelatin Print, 40 x 30 cm Edition of 5
Territorial Shift Seascape 02-003, 2017, Silver Gelatin Print, 40 x 30 cm, Edition of 5
Territorial Shift Seascape 01-001, 2017, Sea Salt on Archival Pigment Print, 110 x 80 cm, Edition of 5
 

Prices

These artworks are priced between CHF2,200 and CHF6,000 (including frame and 8% Vat)
 

About

Emerging Swiss artist, Douglas Mandry's focus is on manipulating and distorting the photographic print, often in quite sculptural ways. He reworks prints via retouching, puncturing, rubbing, disintegrating and through adding light, smoke and paint – an element of chance is inherent in the process - the results are always mesmerising. 
 
In his latest series “Unseen Sights”, he photographed the historical site of Kapadokya in Turkey. He manipulated the images in the studio by painting over larges areas to transform the colours and textures. He then re-photographed the altered image and printed large-format. This final step is important, adding another layer to the process and heightening the mystery; indeed it’s hard to perceive what is real and what is constructed.
 
In another new body of work “Territorial Shift”, Mandry alters photographs of the ocean with one of its own components - salt. In some, he scattered salt on the print surfaces, in others the actual photographs or negatives were dipped in the ocean, letting salt crystalize on the surface of the print as the water evaporates. 
 

Why an opportunity

Douglas Mandry is an exciting young Swiss artist, attracting a lot of attention. He graduated from ECAL Universtiy of Arts and Design (CH) in 2013, and since then is represented by Bildhalle gallery in Zurich and has exhibited at various art fairs including UNSEEN (Amsterdam), Art Paris, Photo Basel and the Milan International Art Fair. He has artworks in the Swiss Re, Zürcher Kantonalbank and The Netherlandsche Bank art collections. He was nominated for the “Paul Huf Award” in both 2015 and 2016. He had a solo exhibition at the UNSEEN Photo Fair (September 2017), and has an exhibition planned at Bildhalle in 2018. A photography gallery in NYC recently expressed interest in representing Mandry, alongside Bildhalle - a sign of greater international exposure to come.
 

Tom Butler
(b. 1973, UK)

 
 
Devine 6345, 2017, Original Victorian cabinet card albumen print collage, Unique, 10 x 6 cm 

Gil 6387, 2017, Original Victorian cabinet card albumen print collage, Unique, 16 x 11 cm 

Greenfield, 2017, Gouache on Victorian cabinet card albumen print, Unique, 16 x 11 cm 

Notman 6213 and Notman 6213, 2017, Original Victorian cabinet card albumen print collage, Unique, 16 x 11 cm 

Murray 6190 & HH6217, 2017, Original Victorian cabinet card albumen print collage, Unique, 16 x 11 cm 

Installation view of Tom Butler's double-sided cards presented on individual shelves
 

Prices

These unique works are priced at 450 euros (single sided) and 800 euros (double sided) + Vat (unframed)


About

Tom Butler uses a background in sculpture and fine art to manifest an interest in manipulating surfaces, re-framing memories and uncovering hidden psyches. He is best known for his on-going series of original Victorian ‘cabinet’ cards - featuring formal photographic portraits of men, women and children – which he transforms through precise interventions including hand-painting, gouache application and intricate collage. By cutting away sections of the original images and adding layers or geometric blocks of colour, Butler draws attention to both the delicate vintage style and texture of the cards, and the generic nature of the sitters and their poses. His interactions re-create each one as a unique and contemporary work of art. 
 

Why an opportunity

Tom Butler currently has an exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery (London), who have represented his work for several years. He has been exhibited in international art fairs including UNSEEN (September 2017), Paris Photo, Aipad (New York), PhotoLondon, Volta (Basel). Solo exhibitions include “The Hidden”, Ogunquit Museum of American Art (ME, USA, 2016); “Inhabitants: Part 2”, Volta (NYC, 2015); “Inhabitants: Part 1”, Charlie Smith Gallery (London, 2015); One Hundred Misfits, FIFTY ONE TOO (Antwerp, 2014). For such original, unique works, they are very reasonably priced! 
 

Daniel Shea
(b. 1985, USA)

 

LIC20, 2017, Archival pigment print, painted oak, framing materials, 58.42 x 81.28 cm, Edition of 1

LIC19, 2017, Archival pigment print, Painted oak, framing materials, 58.42 x 81.28 cm, Edition of 1

LIC18, 2017, Archival pigment print, painted oak, Frosted acrylic, framing materials, 58.42 x 81.28 cm, Edition of 1

LIC17, 2017, archival pigment print, painted oak, frosted acrylic, framing materials, 58.42 x 81.28 cm, Edition of 1
 

Prices

These unique works are priced at £2,500 (including frame) + Vat


About

Daniel Shea’s architectural photographs, usually overlaid with other kinds of information; graphic designs, geometric forms and even sometimes engraving in the frame’s glass altering sections of the image, are extraordinarily beautiful. His latest series “43-35 10th Street” is about architecture and its relationship to ideological and socioeconomic shifts. The work began with a simple premise; for Shea to observe the residential real estate boom in his neighbourhood of Long Island City. Images of glass, steel and concrete apartment buildings are juxtaposed with government buildings in Brasilia.
 
The formal qualities of Daniel’s photographs bear witness to his parallel practice as a sculptor. His acute eye for shape and contour, the graphic elements within a composition, is softened by a developing painterly feel for texture and colour.  
 

Why an opportunity

Daniel Shea is represented by Webber, a recently founded London gallery with a fast-growing reputation for representing important young talent. They presented this work at UNSEEN (September 2017). “43-35 10th Street” published by Kodoji press will be available late 2017. Shea has had solo exhibitions at Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago (2014), Alt. +1000, Rossinière, CH (2011) and Centre for Art and Culture, Aix-en-Provence, France (2005). Alongside his book Blisner Ill (2012), the work was exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. His work has also been included in exhibitions at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2012), Museo de Art Acarigua-Araure, Venezuela (2012), Asia Society, Beijing, China (2011), and IUAV Gallery, Venice, Italy (2008).
 
Yola Monakhov Stockton
(b. 1974, Moscow)

 

Untitled (Gray Catbird), 2013, Archival digital pigment prints, 16 x 20”, Edition of 9

An On-going Text, 2011, Archival digital pigment prints, 16 x 20”, Edition of 9

Untitled (Baltimore, Oriole), 2012, Archival digital pigment prints, 16 x 20”, Edition of 9

Untitled (Jewels), 2012, Archival digital pigment prints, 16 x 20”, Edition of 9

Untitled (Yellow-rumped Warbler), 2013, Archival digital pigment prints, 16 x 20”, Edition of 9
 
Prices

These works are priced at $3,000 (excluding frame) + Vat


About

Yola Monakhov Stockton’s work is seductive in its originality and ethereal beauty. In this series, "The Nature of Imitation", Yola photographed birds in captivity, under controlled settings and introduced elements of the studio to the outdoors. Rich in colour and texture, the images are precise without being scientific. She places the birds against colourful backdrops, often leaving visible the edges of the paper or the clips holding the backdrop in place. The images consciously tell us that we are not viewing nature, but a constructed scene, an artificial encounter. 

"The photographs frequently display the traces of their making, such as light leaks on film, objects acting as masks inside the cameras, photograms, paper negatives, and other light-sensitive materials, also examining their intersection with digital technology and output..." (Yola, December 2013)
 
She started in photography as a photojournalist, working in war zones including Iraq, Afghanistan and Israel, where she was wounded. After the frustrations she felt from the restrictions in documentary photography, she decided to move away from this genre and be more subjective in her work. 

 
Why an opportunity

Yola is represented by Rick Wester Fine Art, a New York photography gallery, promoting talented emerging artists - she had a solo exhibition there in 2015. A publication of this series “The Nature of Imitation” was published in 2015 with an essay by Elisabeth Biondi, the Visuals Editor of the New Yorker (for 15 years until 2011). Yola had a museum exhibition at the Alice Austen House on Staten Island, NYC, 2014. She has photographed regularly for the New Yorker, The New York Times and Time. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in NYC, Boston, Philadelphia, Milan, Brussels and Moscow, and presented at art fairs including PULSE, NYC and AIPAD, NYC. 

 
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