Art is a seemingly elusive idea to discuss. Some people, like me, are obsessed and spend hours weaving in and out of its world. Others are disinterested. I’d like to think most people struggle to understand art’s complexities, though they find the world very intriguing. As we Millennials age and begin to make more money, we are buying houses, starting families, and enjoying the finer things in life, yet, conversations around art are still approached with apprehension.
New homes and larger apartments usually have gaping, empty walls. Filling these walls is exciting. However, the prospect of buying art can be daunting for beginning buyers. In light of that, I present to you, Curator’s Corner: a new blog series dedicated to young professionals looking to affordably spruce up their walls as they discover their inner art collector.
I’d like to kick things off with one of my new favorite artists, Kaoru Mansour. Mansour was raised in Japan and moved to Los Angeles in the late 1980’s. What I love about her work is how beautifully her compositions reflect her heritage and how livable her pieces are. Japan is widely known for its visually simplistic and technically intricate wood block printing. When I first saw these pieces on Art Dimensions, I was immediately impressed. That’s a hard feat to accomplish over the internet! Her use of contemporary bright colors and subtle design overlays, uniquely contrast the traditionally muted tones and off white backgrounds associated with Japanese prints.
What is wonderful about Art Dimensions is that the site allows you to lease artwork. If you’re a young person starting your personal collection, this is a low-cost way to live with a piece, allowing you to develop your own taste, rotate different pieces, and lease to buy the artwork you love best.
These particular pieces are for sale only and come framed. To learn more be sure to peruse Whitney's website or shoot her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.