I never had enough time in the mornings before the fair opened to look around properly but enjoyed finding these artists, all previously unknown to me.
Ian Rayer-Smith’s lush abstracts seduced me with their colour and the energy of mark-making; they also come across as rich in meaning. I see myths and legends with the gods battling in epic skyscapes…this one evokes Leda and the swan for me but don’t let that stop you from a different interpretation.Dutch artist Peter Bezuijen is also concerned with colour but in a very different way with pattern and repetition. His background in illustration and graphics is evident and I enjoy his infinite variations within quite a regimented format. Rajvi Dedhia Unadkat’s paintings combine both elements mentioned above: gestural mark-making and structural composition, seen in the layering and contrasts within a piece.