From dollhouses to miniature dioramas, the creation of new worlds has never failed to capture popular imagination. Even today, modern artists continue to explore the fascination that we have for tiny worlds.
The rise of the virtual world has drastically transformed the way we see and experience our world today. Indeed, the creation of a new reality – one parallel to the physical world, has paved the way for the skyrocketing success of other industries, such as VR, AI, and NFTs.
What is reality? Who are in this vast universe, and what is time? These are some of the existential questions that have plagued humans for centuries. Humans are inevitably subjected to the passage of time. We live in a relationship to time marked by the memory of the past, the present moment, and the anticipation of the future that define our existence and inexorably lead us to death.
“Nothing is more concrete, more real than a line, than a color, than a surface. " As declared by the members of the Concrete Art group formed in the 1930s by Theo Van Doesburg, founder of the magazine De Stijl. Indeed, lines, shapes, and colors are at the very heart of the artistic movement known as geometric abstraction. FOCUS Art Fair invites you to discover four artists who perpetuate this movement through works combining abstraction, symbolism, dynamism, and technique.
With every click of the shutter, a moment is preserved, and an action is frozen in time. The images produced by a camera hold the power to inspire, motivate, and transport the viewers who lay eyes on the pictures produced. This week, we feature South African-born Wildlife Fine Art Photographer Chris Fallows, who in September will be joining forces with MORF AI to produce digital renditions of his most celebrated pieces at the FOCUS Art Fair Boom at the Carrousel Louvre.
Following a period of great uncertainty, there is an imminent post-pandemic BOOM on the horizon for the art world. As the COVID-19 pandemic altered our lives, the art industry (art galleries, auction houses, and art fairs) was forced to adapt to a virtual and socially-distanced existence, reflecting the global demand for escapism after being deprived for so long.