by John Sheridan
Kate Moss spends thousands on fine artwork
Kate Moss has spent thousands of pounds redecorating her home with fine art.
The 44-year-old fashion icon has opted to spruce up her abode by filling it with some of the most eye-catching pieces from a number of Britain’s leading contemporary artists, including Magnus Gjoen, whose ‘I Thought We’d Only Meet In Death Kate’ bought for an estimated £1,500.
Leontia Reilly, the owner and curator at Leontia Galleries, explained: "Gjoen is a great investment piece. In the last twelve months we have had an abundance of enquires for his works, the value of his paintings are increasing every year.
"Kate’s piece will not only increase In value over the next few years but it’s so beautiful, the artwork is lenticular, which means the skull moves and follows the spectator as they move. It transforms a room."
Gjoen’s piece is said to embody the concepts of life and death, with the skull symbolising human mortality and the flowers representing a new beginning.
"A Skull depicting a Dutch still life, reminding people not to get hung up trivialities but rather savour the good in people. If you dont you will have to wait till death"
Benjamin Thomas Taylor creates artwork that opens up a sense of possibility within the viewer, like a child walking into a sweet shop. Since his first exhibition in 2015, Benjamin’s work has been bought by collectors worldwide.
Growing up in the rural spaces of Snowdonia, but spending much of his creative life in the city, Benjamin’s work is full of playful juxtapositions. Flat blocks of colour surround diagrams of numbers and lines, areas of text are embedded in alpine landscapes, detailed painted objects are cast within vast areas of empty space and appropriated imagery is placed within original compositions. The end result is a kind of romantic Pop Art.
Benjamin’s work has also been commissioned by brands including Nike, Atlantic Records, Paolo Nutini and Rough Trade.
The series Still Life is an attempt to illustrate the simple, visual pleasure of inanimate objects.
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