highlights. Masterpiece is a confusing one for me, because there is always too much going on. From contemporary art to antiques, from photography to furniture, from lighting to jewellery, a couple of boats on top of that, I really struggle to grasp the concept of the fair.
Recently I found myself gravitating towards spatialism and volumetric, larger-than-canvas art, which currently seems to be a recurring trend. Hence, a spatial concept work by Lucio Fontana (1,2), the artist who basically came up with the idea that canvas ≠ 2D, was by far my favourite work this year. For similar reasons I absolutely fell in love with Jordi Alcaraz (3,4), whose work is pure poetry. There's a bit of Fontana, a bit of Takis, a tiny bit of Kabakov, my year 1 contemporary art project and yet something entirely fresh and expressive. Continuing the trend, Chun Kwang Young with works made entirely of Korean mulberry paper (5,6) and Rothko-esque Bram Bogart (7,8).
Moving on, I've been a fan of Carolein Smit since LAPADA 2019, so an entire stand with her sculptures definitely was one of the highlights (9). Lastly, another great personal discovery, Coral Woodbury (10), reclaiming the narrative by painting portraits of prominent female artists on the pages of art history books.