AAF Hampstead, 5 - 8 May 2022
TAG Fine Arts is back in Happy Hampstead for the 10th Edition of AAF!
We can't think of a better way to spend a day than meandering through gorgeous Hampstead village, followed by a stroll over the heath for that much-needed art fix!
Round up your artiest pals, and join us for the AAF Hampstead Charity Private View in support of Maggie's West London on Wednesday 4 May, from 5 pm. Find Hobby & Mark at Stand G1 for a Campari cocktail (or two) which will be flowing freely at the Charity Private View on Wednesday, and Late View on Thursday evening. All artwork at the fair is available to purchase, and with dozens of galleries all exhibiting in one location, there is no easier way to find that perfect piece.
General Opening Times at the Fair
Thursday, May 5, 11 am– 9 pm
Friday, May 6, 11 am– 7 pm
Saturday, May 7, 11 am– 7 pm
Sunday, May 8, 11 am – 6 pm
Sunday Family Hour 11am - 12pm
Charity Private View:
Wednesday, May 4, 5 - 9 pm
Our Picks from AAF Hampstead
Discover the joy of collecting art with a selection of leading galleries both local and international, showcasing 1,000s of inspiring contemporary artworks. Prepare for new original artwork and editioned prints from all your favourite artists, including Fran Giffard, Stuart Hartley, Tessa Shaw and Jack Spiller.
Stuart Hartley's practice sits between painting and sculpture with its genesis lying in the structure and event that conflate to produce a painting. A dialogue between surface and support is created, that challenges the historically singular and frontal approach to painting.
The works give an initial colourful and playful sense, with tones reminiscent of pop art but it is with further exploration that more abstract concepts around singular moments start to evolve. The letters used in the first ten words of a book or poem have been randomly scattered around the work, partially tucked away and hidden on the balls, reducing their significance to single letters and emphasizing the need for the author's personal history to interact with them, allowing the creative moment to happen. It is within this moment that the physical and visual play dissipates and the work shifts from the 'here and now' into an encounter with the moment just prior to creation.
Jack Spiller was a pioneer of the guerilla art movement (a precursor to street art) which emerged in the UK and influenced the graffiti scene globally. Often installed in an unauthorized public location, artists express their views and opinions anonymously to a large audience. Artists associated with the movement include Banksy, Keith Haring and Mr Brainwash.
In the mid-'90s Spiller participated in exhibitions, events and projects in the underground art scene in London under a variety of pseudonyms, working in painterly mediums and video installation. Spiller has also exhibited in more conventional fine art environments including contributing upon invitation to the 'Centenary' exhibition of the contemporary art museum, Whitechapel Gallery.
The 'Flowers' series addresses the major themes of human experience, they are a dichotomy of life and death. Each painting references culturally significant events from modern history by using poetry and lyrics, written on then partially erased from the painting's surface.
Robin Duttson works across various media in interconnected projects, taking inspiration from the rich, all-encompassing schemes of Baroque art.
Printmaking and delicate drawing are used in a wider plan to sculpturally recreate an entire apple tree. Every year, Duttson sets up a temporary orchard studio to draw the short-lived blossoms, in an urgent attempt to capture the details he needs to continue his work throughout the year. At their simplest level, he hopes to convey something of the optimism and frailty of springtime.
The Making of an Apple is a fresh interpretation of traditional botanical and horticultural paintings, brought to the present with clean lines and a vivid colour palette through the medium of screenprinting. This printing technique is most often associated with the pop art movement, after being elevated from commercial print and illustration by artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein as they recontextualised advertising and DC comics.
We look forward to celebrating the 10th Edition of AAF in Happy Hampstead with you!