If you want to collect contemporary art, what advice would give?
Works on paper, such as drawings, watercolours, collages and graphics, usually cost less than, for example, an oil painting on canvas, so this can be a good start. Another good entry to the art collection is photography. Swedish classic photography is very affordable in relation to quality. These are photographs taken with an analogue camera, developed by hand in a dark room, usually by the photographer himself, it is a craft that not many people master today. Images developed by hand are never exactly the same, which gives a vivid impression that I like a lot. In this category, I can recommend Tuija Lindström, Lennart Olson, Hans Hammarskiöld and Gunnar Smoliansky, among others. Remember to buy pictures that are signed by the photographer and feel free to inquire about the edition and technology before you buy.
What makes contemporary art interesting to you?
Contemporary art describes the time we are in and the society around us. Contemporary art is in many ways freer and less governed by rules and materials, therefore there are a large number of techniques and approaches for artists to use, which contributes to the fact that within this genre there is an enormous breadth and great opportunities to find something that you are addressed by. Personally, I feel a stronger connection aesthetically to forms of expression and works of a later date, it usually works from the 1960s onwards that give me the greatest aha experience and can give me a new view of society or life's issues.
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