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Brighton Art Fair 2015 - Modern Bric a Brac's picks

Yes, the standard and diversity is just as amazing as last year's Brighton Art Fair and basically Modern Bric a Brac's picks would actually be all of them, but that would be a pretty long blog post.

So, to give you a flavour of the brilliant art at this year's Brighton Art Fair, here is this year's selection of some pretty exciting art on canvas, sculptures, ceramics and mixed media paintings.

The Art Fair only runs for this weekend, Friday 25 September - Sunday 27 September, and takes place in the Corn Exchange.

It's a great chance to meet the artists and find out the stories behind the pieces on display. I spoke to all the artists listed below and from some I found out what materials they used, who and what inspired them while others shared which pieces they liked best themselves.

If you get a chance to go I'd love to know which pieces stood out for you.

Eve Shepherd

Inspired to capture emotions and interpret them in the form of sculptures, within moments I was captivated by the stories Eve told me about her work.

Eve Shepherd at Brighton Art Fair 2015, photo by Modern Bric a Brac
Seated Bull by Eve Shepherd, porcelain on wood

Eve Shepherd at Brighton Art Fair 2015, photo by Modern Bric a Brac
Sculpture by Eve Shepherd



Eve Shepherd at Brighton Art Fair 2015, photo by Modern Bric a Brac
Sculpture by Eve Shepherd

Lesley Dabson

Living part of the year in the artist's haven of St Ives in Cornwall, Lesley has been inspired by the special quality of light in St Ives, by water and the boats that bob along on top of it. Once the tourists have gone Lesley has waded into the water to take photos to use as a basis for the oils on canvas she composes.

Lesley Dabson at Brighton Art Fair 2015, photo by Modern Bric a Brac
The White Boat by Lesley Dabson

Lesley Dabson at Brighton Art Fair 2015, photo by Modern Bric a Brac
Harbour Light by Lesley Dabson

Annie Blanchet Rouze

With a beautiful French accent Annie spoke movingly about her own and her father's experience of visiting the poppy installation at the Tower of London. She creates mixed media pictures by layering photos with paint and finishing with a resin glaze. Inspired by London most of her collection included pictures from there, although her one picture from Paris had to be included in this selection.

Annie Blanchet Rouze at Brighton Art Fair 2015, photo by Modern Bric a Brac
Librairie, mixed media painting by Annie Blanchet Rouze

Annie Blanchet Rouze at Brighton Art Fair 2015, photo by Modern Bric a Brac


Sabina Pieper

Influenced by Tudor portraits, Sabina works in mixed media using photographic techniques with layered pictures on paper with pencil and paint. Her pictures had a fantastcial element to them that reminded me of the costumes, colours and set of the recent series Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, which I loved. I also loved Sabina's amazing pictures.

Sabina Pieper at Brighton Art Fair 2015, photo by Modern Bric a Brac
Art by Sabina Pieper

Sabina Pieper at Brighton Art Fair 2015, photo by Modern Bric a Brac
Art by Sabina Pieper


Elaine Bolt

Producing delicate little cabinets of curios, there is a fascination to the pared down simplicity of Elaine's work. A muted colour scheme and simple framing bring her collection of porcelain, terracotta, wood and found objects into sharp focus.

Elaine Bolt at Brighton Art Fair 2015, photo by Modern Bric a Brac
Art by Elaine Bolt

Elaine Bolt at Brighton Art Fair 2015, photo by Modern Bric a Brac
Art by Elaine Bolt

A Korzer Robinson

This art is so unique the originator had to create a new term to describe it. The book sculptures retain the original charm of the illustrations while revealing sections of many different pictures in each old book at the same time.

A Korzer Robinson at Brighton Art Fair 2015, photo by Modern Bric a Brac
Book sculpture by A Korzer Robinson

A Korzer Robinson at Brighton Art Fair 2015, photo by Modern Bric a Brac
Book sculpture by A Korzer Robinson

Liam Ball

Using driftwood prominently in every piece he produces, it means that every piece Liam produces is unique. Partly influenced by African figurines used for religious purposes, Liam has adapted this style of art into creating fun and curious sculptures, such as The Kraken, Icarus, The Golden Egg and Family. Other materials he uses include hardwoods, copper, pewter, brass, paint and found objects.

Liam Ball at Brighton Art Fair 2015, photo by Modern Bric a Brac
Golden Egg by Liam Ball

Liam Ball at Brighton Art Fair 2015, photo by Modern Bric a Brac
Family by Liam Ball

Frances Doherty

Taking flowers and plants from the garden as inspiration, Frances recreates their shapes and colours on a larger scale using stoneware. Each piece is finished with a chrystalline or irradescent glaze, which give the pieces a tantalising lustre.

Frances Doherty at Brighton Art Fair 2015, photo by Modern Bric a Brac
Ceramics by Frances Doherty

Frances Doherty at Brighton Art Fair 2015, photo by Modern Bric a Brac
Ceramics by Frances Doherty

Frances Doherty at Brighton Art Fair 2015, photo by Modern Bric a Brac
Ceramics by Frances Doherty

Alberto Fusco

Using recycled art magazines, Alberto's creations stand out from the wall in cadences of colour and shape, catching light at different angles in the same moment.

Alberto Fusco at Brighton Art Fair 2015, photo by Modern Bric a Brac
Art by Alberto Fusco 

Anna Hymas

With a fabulous abundance of bold shapes and colours, the canvas below is called The Dinner Party and is so large it almost mimics the size of an actual table. Around the edges of the table are glimpses of people's hands and bodies viewed from an aerial perspective. 

Anna Hymas at Brighton Art Fair, photo by Modern Bric a Brac
The Dinner Party by Anna Hymas



Click here for a full list of exhibitors at the Brighton Art Fair


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