by Dee Dee Colabella
Has an empty wall in your space been calling out for something new? Have you had a piece of art either handed down or simply not your style anymore? What is the right way to look for a piece of art work to fill your space? There are several articles available to you about this topic. They will talk about size, scale, type of work, collectability and of course the principles of good design. All are important and need to be considered.
Fall In LoveAn important balance between the principles of good design and what makes you fall in love can be what is missing. For loving a piece of artwork enough to purchase it and keep it in your home has no formula and no predictors. It just works or it doesn’t.
When the art is right for you, you will know!Your reaction or connection to the piece can be the absolute decision maker. Did you fall in love with the artwork? There are many times where you like a piece of art but cannot place why. This is the hardest and most elusive thing to explain. When we love a piece of artwork, there is a surge of dopamine that makes us feel similar to falling in love. The tough part is explaining to someone what it is about the artwork that caused that reaction in you. Maybe it reminds you of a place, a time, or a feeling. Whatever the reason is, trust that reaction.
Be Open and Don’t Hold Back Your Opinions It is the job of the art advisor or gallerist to find pieces that will be the right fit. Don’t hold back when you work with a gallerist or art advisor; be blunt and be honest. If you don’t like a style or type of artwork, say it. If certain colors do not work for you, make that clear. Tell the art advisor about classic artists you like and about ones that stick out in your mind that you just don’t get at all. Great artwork can not only define your space but it can also define your mood and show off unique style. Work with an expert, find the piece that works for size, scale, collectability. The artwork that adorns your walls is now a part of your life.Don’t give up until you fall in love. •