Art, much like the efforts and materials that feature in our bespoke rugs, is more than the sum of its parts. Indeed, art has, for millennia, been a way of self-expression not only of the artist but of the owner themselves. Even in the age of antiquity we see decorative ornaments lining the house of the Ancient Greeks and Romans. We fast-forward to the Middle Ages where rich tapestries adorned the great castles of Europe and, further afield, the exotic tradition of handmade rugs across the Persian Empire added both literal and figurative warmth to homes. It is with the power of art to enhance your interiors that we speak with Acoris Andipa Owner & Director of The Andipa Gallery about how art can add more than value to your home.
Founded in 1967, Andipa gallery specialise in modern contemporary art. Known in particular for their Banksy original artworks and Banksy prints, Andipa deal in the leading artists of the 20th Century and beyond. From original Warhol screenprints to Damien Hirst editions, Grayson Perry Ceramics to David Hockney original prints (with Picasso, Matisse and many other luminaries thrown in) Andipa have a strong reputation for art dealing excellence.
Director Acoris says, “ For me art and beautiful interior design go hand in hand. The craftsmanship inherent in good design can very much be found in equally well-crafted and thoughtful artworks. Interiors have always been a passion of mine and I regularly attend fairs in London looking for vintage furniture – in particular mid-century design. Many of our clients also have an eye for tasteful design and will consult with our gallery as to works that can complement and enhance their interiors.
Labelling the artwork that we sell as decorative, however, is a misnomer due to its own beauty, value and rarity. When considering an artwork it is important to think of the artists that you like, the price ranges you have in mind and, most importantly, choosing something that you will treasure and enjoy. I believe that good art should be enjoyed and many of our collectors buy artworks that they hang inside their homes. Be it their primary residences or their holiday homes. For me, it is important for art to be enjoyed.
When choosing an artwork for your own home it is important to think about how it can either work as a point of contrast or as a way to compliment. One of the most significant ways in which art can enhance your interiors is by adding colour and texture to your space. Artwork can complement your room’s colour palette or introduce new shades to the space. A painting or a sculpture can add texture to a room that may be lacking in it, creating a sense of depth and dimension. It can help create a cohesive theme throughout the room, tying together the different elements.
Artwork can serve as a focal point in any room, drawing the eye and anchoring the space. It can be the centrepiece of your living room or a conversation starter in your dining room. Choosing the right piece of art can create a focal point that can help tie the entire room together and give it a cohesive look.
Artwork is a reflection of the artist’s personality, and it can add personality to your home as well. A piece of art that you love and connect with can speak volumes about your personality and interests. It can add character to your living space and help it feel more like a home.
Given the personal nature of choosing artwork – many collectors talk of how an artwork speaks to them -art can tell your own story and journey. Art tells a story, and each piece has a unique story to tell. It can be a conversation starter, prompting discussion and exchange of ideas. It can help you express your own story and personal style, creating a sense of connection between you and your guests.”
Silk Avenue Bespoke Rugs would like to thank Andipa Gallery and Acoris for their time. For more information and to speak to their team visit www.andipagallery.com or call +44 (0)20 7589 2371.
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