Exciting rendezvous with creativity
Over the weekend the Accessible Art Fair held in Brussels gave a chance to many collectors and lovers of painting, sculpture and art photography to experience a real enjoyment. This prestigious art boutique was arranged again at the Conrad Hotel halls and presented 50 artists from 10 countries. Talented artworks, prices suiting every budget and direct interaction between artists and the audience made the Accessible Art Fair a success story in its 5 years and 10 editions. Along with Brussels, the fair is staged once a year in Antwerp. This year we had Art Fair also in Tel Aviv, and after a month we will gather again in Bratislava, said its founder and director Stephanie Manasseh.Michiel van der Bos is Dutch but he lives and works in Antwerp. Along with drawing, Michiel deals with interior architecture. Indeed, he holds a diploma in architecture and this marked his paintings. Powerful, colourful, fresh, as the author described his works. Images are painted on several separate modules. This provides performance and connection in the paintings, Michiel explained and pointed out four canvases – the whole content of ‚Shark in blue water’. That makes the paintings stronger, he urged. The works at the fair are intended to create beauty, comfort, harmony in homes, offices and any other interior. The French artist Kalinka Stoyanov presented five canvases and a hemisphere shaped plastic. This whole collection can create a vibrant atmosphere in any housing space. I’m not drawing, I’m writing on the canvas, it’s the best way to express my messages, metaphorically described her works Kalinka, the artist with such a beautiful Bulgarian name. The audience greatly appreciated the small sculptures ‚rzezba rysunek’, imbued with humour and a cheery wink, made by the Polish sculptor Leszek Michalski. These three days the Accessible Art Fairs in Brussels became a lovely and exciting rendezvous with creativity for quite a few art admirers.
MARIA KOLEVA, BRUSSELS
28 September, 2012