Entering the fair, one lands into a universe of multiple contributions to contemporary art. Fashionable, provocative and open-minded gallerists and curators set up individual shoppable booths across an open floor plan for ticket holders to unearth entertainment, protest, point of view and perspective on the world through art. Photography, drawings, paintings and mix media works joined to provoke traditional thought and artistic expression.
Art has the power to illustrate the comical world we live in. Roozbeh Golestani, from GOLESTANI Gallery, presented Arno Beck’s Untitled series of landscape illustrations of nature and celestial mountain tops typewritten on Japanese paper – most feature a busy lone standing tree tall among the flat plains governed by a single digitally illustrated cloud. The fuzzy projection on paper creates the illusion of a Mario Kart video game, and the lone cloud reminiscent of God’s Old Testament presence. In every landscape of life, there is a cloud looming over the scene, and at the same time, a silver lining waiting to be discovered.