London Art Fair | Four artists to look out for

The Unit London, January 24 2020

This year’s London Art Fair is set to build on last year’s 130 galleries and 20,000 attendees. It’s a fair that has stood out to us at Unit London over the past decade for catering to collectors of all levels and igniting creative exchange and collaboration. The London Art Fair celebrates heritage whilst also embracing change and disruption, for that reason Unit London has taken a brief look at four established artists that you’ll want to see this week.

 

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Beirut born Ilona Szalay studied English literature at Oxford before completing her MFA at Central St Martins in 2002. She is the winner of the Italian ORA Contemporary art prize, a finalist of the prestigious Threadneedle prize and has exhibited at the Royal Academy (she’s currently represented by Arusha gallery). Szalay uses a wide range of media: from canvas to tracing paper, LED light to glass, in order to create her poetic visual language. This is work that inhabits the liminal space between domination and submission, power and vulnerability; there’s little contrast between subject, material and technique, everything fits together in compositions that are perhaps more indebted to the literary arts than the visual.