Director of Art Advisory at Saatchi Art, Rebecca Wilson, takes a look at emerging artists from around the globe and tells us which have the real potential to rise in value. Acquiring works from up and coming artists before they are picked up by the major galleries is a perfect way to start a collection. Although one should always remember investing in art is not an exact science Rebecca has taken into account tangible factors such as which art schools they’ve been to, exhibitions they’ve participated in, awards they have been nominated for or have won, the ideas and execution of their works and of course their track record of sales to date. The most important thing though is to buy something you love. Click on the artist’s names below to see other examples of their work and find out how to purchase something (prints may also be available).
French artist Magdalena Lamri received her Diplôme Des Métiers d’Art from the National School of Applied Arts Olivier de Serres in Paris. Her figurative paintings and drawings juxtapose her realist technique with darker subject matter, often exploring the human body. She describes herself as an artist motivated by sensations rather than ideas, and her aim is to make manifest those feelings in her works. She has exhibited internationally in both solo and group exhibitions, and is the winner of several awards in France for her paintings.
For Steffen Vogelezang, a flower or plant, pelican or cream cake can inspire a painting. Through his work he explores the relationship between the discrete world of a painting and the real world around him. Steffen studied at the Gerrit Rietvevld Academie, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where he lives and works. He currently teaches at Viser T Hooft Lyceum in Leiden, and has exhibited his work throughout the Netherlands in solo and group exhibitions.
Suzy Babington earned a BFA in Painting from the Slade School of Fine Art in London. Her approach to painting focuses on spontaneity. Individual elements develop as she experiments with vibrant colors, patterns, and biomorphic forms in her playful abstracts. Suzy has exhibited at the Fat Relic Gallery and Display Gallery in London, Aquabit and Team Titanic in Berlin, and most recently in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she currently lives and works.
Struan Teague is an abstract painter and printmaker concerned with the balance of compositional structure and intuitive touch. His approach involves an element of risk and uncertainty but the unplanned also frequently leads to the most exciting results. He has been exhibiting his works in solo and group shows, and will be graduating this May with a BA in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Scotland. Already being described as a “master of print”.
Ann Marie Webb graduated in 2014 from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin with an MFA in Painting. She draws inspiration from Baroque theatre and explores identity by obscuring the human figure in a web of abstracted, gestural strokes. Ann Marie received the Peter O’Kane award from the Royal Dublin Society and was shortlisted for the Most Promising Graduate award at the Talbot Gallery, Dublin. She has participated in several group and solo shows across Ireland, including RHA Dublin and RDS Student Awards, and her work is held in private collections in the UK and Europe.