• arranging art,  art zone

    How to arrange artwork on scandi shelves

    Scandinavian interiors are known for their simplicity and lightness. The selection of artworks in them also reflects this trend – mostly black and white photographs, graphics and prints, often behind glass, with light frames, arranged in gallery walls. However, today’s article is dedicated to the wooden shelves for arranging pictures, which are so popular in Scandinavian interiors. They are offered under a variety of names: art shelves, skirting boards, shelves or picture/photo stands. More importantly, they can be used in almost all rooms in the home (and why not the office), and allow arranging not only pictures and photographs, but also small decorative objects: miniature flower pots, cards, plastics, candles,…

  • arranging art,  art zone

    How to choose a right lighting for artworks

    An inevitable part of arranging paintings is their correct lighting. Wether an artwork needs directed lighting depends on the availability of enough daylight, and its direction. Sometimes it is perfectly enough to emphasise the colours and the details in the painting. But in most cases our homes and offices lack enough lighting for this purpose, and even more rarely hits internal spaces like the hallways for example, where we often exhibit paintings as well. And, if in the evening you would like the paintings to continue to be artistic accents, you have to consider having them lighted, and on a separate switch. Clients often come in my studio to choose…

  • art as a business,  art zone

    Commissioned artwork – the artistic challenge

    Let’s start with two very important clarifications – painting commissions, at least in my case, are not portraits of real people made from reference photo (I explicitly don’t do such things), and they are also not copies of other paintings, mine or anyone else’s (if you want a copy of some painting of mine – you can order a Limited Edition Print).The artworks I create for a specific occasion (anniversary, new home, birthday, etc.) or for a specific premise (home or office), as requested by a client, I call commissions. Over the years I have various cases of commissioned artworks – sometimes the interior design gravitated around a leading painting,…

  • art as a business,  art zone,  Scattered thoughts

    The story behind the “Delicate and Passionate” exhibition

    Every exhibition has a story, just like every painting in it. The story of “Delicate and Passionate” began in December 2014 when the British gallery owner Andrew Hillier contacted me with an invitation to work together in his new gallery, where I was going to exhibit next to artists like Vladimir Volegov, Andre Kohn, Atroshenko. During our discussions, the vision of the desired collection of paintings gradually started to take shape – oil canvases with more delicate stories and ones of the more passionate flamenco series. Alas, the joint project with the gallery did not come to fruition due to Andrew’s deteriorating health, but the idea of the collection of…

  • arranging art,  art zone

    How to arrange paintings

    Every now and then I need to visualize ideas for arranging paintings and prints for clients, thus I decided to put together some suggestions for home and office arrangements. The pictures in this post are from Pinterest and the rights belong to the respective authors. A classic mounting of an artwork in the living room, above the couch. a common mistake is to place the painting too high on the wall. The height of the artwork should always be at the eye level when the person is standing: When the setting allows it, asymmetry is an option for additional effect: Artworks with different sizes which are aligned at the lower edge. In order…