Collector Favorites: Bestselling Artists of April
Ever wondered what other people are buying for their personal art collections? Though your tastes may differ, seeing what others are purchasing can help you discover new artists whose works you might not otherwise have considered.
Below, meet 5 artists who have proven to be popular favorites with our collectors. For more ideas, browse our recently sold works and contact our curators who can help you find similar works in your budget.
Adam Collier Noel
Originally, Adam Collier Noel studied photography at the Herron School of Art & Design at Indiana University. His artistic work, however, branches into other media including collage and painting. His work ranges stylistically from collages based on old daguerreotypes and mid-century photographs to abstract grids of paint that reflect the ambiance of his South Florida home in their bright colors and texture. Seeking to give new life to old and forgotten objects, Adam uses his collage practice to reinterpret history. Adam has exhibited his work across the United States, with recent shows at MAC Fine Art in Miami, Florida. See more of Adam’s work here.
Francesca Dalla Benetta
Born and raised in Florence, Italy, Francesca Dalla Benetta grew up learning about Renaissance artists from her grandmother. After a brief stint studying physics in university, she decided to pursue the arts, primarily studying photography and video art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. Following a decade of work in film doing set design, makeup, and special effects with the likes of Brian de Palma and Mel Gibson, she finally set her mind on being a full-time sculptor and had her first solo exhibition in 2011 in Mexico City, where she is now based. Her bronze figural sculptures are surrealist in form and focus on a variety of themes including identity, mythology, and beauty. Francesca’s works are held in collections throughout the US, Europe, and Australia. See more of Francesa’s work here.
Peter Horvath is an assemblage and new media artist who has been working with digital technologies since the emergence of the Web. His collages focus on deconstructing and recontextualizing imagery by combining street art, movie posters, photographs, ink, acrylic paint, and spray paint. Conceptually, his work focuses on media consumption, cultural icons, and urban decay, resulting in visually striking works that make you look twice. Peter’s work has been shown at numerous institutions, including the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Artport. See more of Peter’s work here.
As a trained architect, Stephane Villafane primarily focuses on space in his paintings. His abstractions are devoid of narrative or subject, allowing him to emphasize and explore formal elements. He attributes this tendency to the influence of the Beat Generation of American Literature, whose works captured liminal space and the sense of absence felt while traveling. In Stephane’s hazy and architectural paintings, landscapes are reduced to quick gestures, and forms to their most basic planar shapes. Stephane creates and meticulously catalogs his acrylic works on paper close to daily from his studios in both Spain and France. See more of Stephane’s work here.
Born in Chihuahua, México, and now based in France, Rocio Navarro’s work is centered around identity and the relationship between women and power. Working in oil on canvas, Rocio’s figures boldly stand out from the background. She gives special attention to both the natural folds of clothing and the superimposed patterning of fabric. Through portraiture, she explores the notion of the perceived inherent values that are embedded in the Latina identity. Her work has been shown both in Mexico and France. See more of Rocio’s work here.
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