Cathy Lomax Art Advisor
A - FULL WIDTHCathy Lomax, Director -Transition Gallery
Art Advisor: Cathy Lomax
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Cathy Lomax is an artist, writer and curator. After completing her MA in Fine Art at Central St Martins in 2002 she set up Transition Gallery in east London. She also edits and publishes the art and culture magazines, Arty and Garageland.
Alongside Transition, Lomax is a practising artist. Her work often takes the form of groups of paintings, which chart a curious contemporary longing for something unobtainable.
Cathy's Wishlist Picks
'I don't know much about this artist but I found the image really intriguing - it is reminiscent of some of the early photography by Benjamin Stone'.
'Whats not to like about Bond. I am not familiar with this artists work but love the hand painting gold background behind Ursula Andress'.
'Samantha Donnelly is a really interesting artist and I find this unusual edition really intriguing. Her sculptural work takes in fashion and design imagery and this edition sums her aesthetic up very well'.
'This print has a geeky quality to it which I really enjoy - and it looks great'.
'David Noonan's recent show at Modern Art was really great and I love his pared down aesthetic. This print is instantly recognisable as his work'.
'Peter Liversidge's work is always witty and fun. He was the cover artist for the Rock 'n' Roll issue of Garageland which sold out really quickly'.
'Emma Talbot made her Biblioteque print recently to accompany her show Bad Objects, Little Deaths at Transition which included a set of drawings of the artist's sexual fantasies. Each print is hand pulled and so they all this own unique qualities'.
'This is a really affordable print and a great piece to start a collection with. Clunie Reid's work is often quite risqué and provocative and always interesting'.
'Lindsey Seers' recent show for Artangel was brilliant and I would love to have this print by her in my collection'.
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Transition Gallery's Top Tips for Collecting
-Choose things that you really like.
-Research the artists whose work you like and follow how their careers progress.
-Look at the edition number and the type of print these will have a bearing on the value of the edition
-If you are buying prints or works on paper find a good framer whose taste you trust to advise you on framing.