Art Collection

Always had a crush on (fine) art and photography. Reading about art history, collecting photo books and visiting musea. Recently I started to focus on collecting my own modest art collection. 

The perfect place to start this is the world wide web and Instagram for instance. This is how I discovered Lee Jeffries. My latest addition is a limited and signed photo called Lover by this British photographer. I already bought one of his framed black and white portraits earlier. The concrete tile by Betonlab is also an online find. But I saw it at the Centraal Museum Utrecht first and then found out through Instagram it was made by a local designer. 

I live in a small city apartment so a big art wall is difficult. When thinking about this I realized I’m not even sure if I want a fixed ‘Pinterest’ art wall anyway. Like with furniture, I want to be able to move it around the house. It suits me better when furniture and frames are flexible and easy to rearrange. A piece of furniture or image also changes its appearance in a different space and with different light. Also, the color of the background is important and the context with other items in a room. I like to play around with this. 

So no picture-perfect art wall for me, it will constantly be in motion.  It’s going to be a mix of paintings, fine art, objects and photography. A mix of my own photos and of other photographers. I also like different printing and hanging solutions and adjust it to what’s best for the item in question.

Printing your own images is very delicate. For me, Photowall works very easily and fast. The quality of the print is very good and the wooden holder became part of the total look and feel of the poster. I also often use a Moebe Wall Hook for hanging prints and art on the wall. By the design of the wall hook, it hangs slightly off the wall which provides more depth.  Photowall delivers prints in many different sizes. For the black-framed print, I choose a photo I made for a w/ Style project during Milan Design Week last year.

It will take time to discover, build and grow an art collection. It probably will never be totally finished. Yet I love the process. 

Therefore .. to be continued

Photography Wen van Woudenberg

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