Textural Tendencies at Sunday Art Fair

 

 

Sunday Art Fair has the reputation of being the hippest of the satellite fairs that take place during London’s Frieze Week. It’s here you’ll find the kooky and the quirky, the young and the new. What stands out at this year’s edition is the taste for texture, whether it’s created through dissonances in the digital domain (such as presented by Daata Editions) or in the use of sensuous surfaces like clay, cloth and sheet metal, often left raw or visibly manhandled. Textures should be seen and felt, but don’t expect them to translate into something you can understand in words. In the tapestries of London-based artist Gino Saccone, presented by Mieke van Schaijk, “a plant is DJing in the form of a gramophone and at the same time lifting a barbell.”

 

 

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