Mairi Timoney (UK)
Mairi Timoney graduated from the Edinburgh College of Art in 2013 and previously studied at L’Ecole Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Strasbourg, France. Her mixed media collages emerge from a preoccupation with the formal elements of surface, space, pattern, and color, and an intellectual interest in exploring place and narrative. Mairi has exhibited in group and solo shows in the UK, including at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, the National Gallery of Modern Art, and the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. She was the 2013 recipient of the Edinburgh University Barnson Bequest.
Investing in Art
In the 1960s, Herbert and Dorothy Vogel, who lived in a one-bedroom apartment in New York, started buying art. They acquired works by emerging artists, not well known but making exciting work, and built up a collection of over 4,000 works, including Roy Lichtenstein, Donald Judd and Chuck Close. In 1992, they donated it to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Buying work by emerging artists, often before they get taken on by galleries, is a great way to start a collection. For each edition of our Invest in Art series our Chief Curator Rebecca Wilson introduces outstanding emerging artists from around the world so that you can be among the first to discover a new art star and acquire works with the potential to rise in value.
One Final Note: There are no guarantees when it comes to buying art and you should always feel happy with what you’re buying as it may be on your walls for a pleasurably long time. But if you are interested in the investment side of buying art then acquiring works by emerging artists is a great way to begin. We hope you enjoy our selection.