Today I’m pleased to introduce an exciting segment featuring Artfinder.com, a London-based online fine art vendor selling artwork from around the world. This website has the most extensive collection of fine art, available for purchase globally including the United States.
This multi-part Artfinder collaboration will showcase 3 Artfinder artists over the course of this summer, who I’ve personally selected for the Interiors by Jacquin Artist Spotlight Series. Today I’m interviewing two great members of the Artfinder team: Jonas Almgren, CEO and Liz Hipkins.
An Interview with Jonas Almgren, Artfinder CEO
Jonas Almgren, Artfinder CEO photographed at an Artfinder event.
Jacquin: Hi Jonas! I’m excited about our collaboration and the opportunity to learn more about you and the Artfinder team. What’s your favorite thing about your job?
Jonas: Nothing beats hearing back from artists, to hear first hand what our efforts accomplish. It’s made me truly understand the challenges most artists face, and what a dramatic difference it can make for an artists when their art is validated through a sale. Also, customer reviews can be great, as this one we recently received from a customer in Australia:
Photo of German artist Richard Kuhn at work.
Artfinder Pop-Up Event featuring interactive screens, London.
artists, rather than just been limited by the size of the space.
Artfinder Pop-Up Event, London.
Tips for Selecting Artwork for Your Home:
- (1) First and foremost you need to look for art that’s inspirational and at some level reflects the
personality of the owner. With over 100,000 unique artworks to choose from, it’s very much like a matching process. The art you will fall in love with is out there, you just need to find it. It should be art you’re happy to live with.
- (2) Secondly, you need to consider the interaction with the environment. What impact do you want the art to have on the room where it is placed? Do you want to add colour, do you want to create sense of peace, maybe add some energy, or a fresh feeling of open water or green overgrowth? It’s easy to underestimate the tremendous impact art can have on a room, especially if the art is large. Take advantage of it!
- (3) Lastly, consider the practical aspects. How do you want to hang it? Do you want it framed, or perhaps a ready to hang unframed artwork with painted sides? If it’s a photography work, be careful with direct sunlight, as it will bleach the colours over time. If you cover it with UV protective glass, consider how the glass will reflect light (but from lighting, and from