Frieze fever hits London next month between 12th-16th October, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome the festival back! As the art world’s equivalent to Fashion Week, Frieze is an event not to be missed by any discerning art collector, dealer, admirer or artist. Regent’s Park is brought to life in this four-day extravaganza, over 280 galleries from 42 countries are brought together, showcasing the crème de la crème of international contemporary art.
Eva Langret, Director of Frieze London said: ‘This year’s fair promises to not only celebrate the cultural life of London but also showcase its global reach. Our participating gallery list reflects the city’s position as an international centre, bringing together some of the most exciting galleries, from major names to emerging spaces. Our special sections, of Focus and Indra’s Net, will promote discovery and foreground some of the most exciting creative ideas that are shaping conversations on contemporary art today.’
Across the park, Frieze Masters complements Frieze London, as a separate fair which brings together six millennia of art, allowing visitors to dive deep into art history as rare antiques and Old Master paintings are displayed in all their glory.
As well as the two Frieze art fairs, there are also a host of satellite art fairs and special events in celebration of the festival; including the prestigious PAD art fair in Berkeley Square (10th-16th October).
Here at Buckingham & Lloyds we have our own mini Art Frieze, exhibiting the work of local artist Laura Grinberga in our building at 6 Hyde Park Gate. Laura was born in Sigulda, and grew up in Jelgava, Latvia. Laura’s paintings are an abstract representation of all things in life, they are a visual game for the spectator to connect the dots of their life.
Every three months we change our art exhibition, we focus on local artists and those who carry an important message, supporting them in any way we can.
Prior to Laura’s exhibition, we were showing the artwork of Charmaine Chanakira, also a local painter. Born in Zimbabwe and raised in London, her art represents the experience of her own status being a black migrant woman living in the UK. Her collection ‘The Black Experience’ addresses the social and political injustices that she has personally experienced. Her work engages with the notions of decolonisation and social justice, challenging the world in which she lives.
For more information on our artists or to purchase any pieces, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Our team is also on hand to recommend hot spots in London during Frieze Week and have access to tickets for exclusive shows and sold-out events around the city. Whilst staying with us at Buckingham & Lloyds, you are guaranteed to have a memorable experience in the capital.
Book your apartment in time for Frieze here.