Patrick Simkins

I’m privileged to say I was the first artist working in ‘original paintings’ to partner with WiP. Already a rising company working in prints, Patrick and I were able to discover a suitable route he could take WiP down in respect to original pieces of work. Since that time, the WiP team have managed to […]

Why Do We Frame Artworks?

Problems arise when confronted with the task of presenting an artwork. Why do we frame artwork? Of course it is very functional, it protects the art, after all a frame is easier to replace than an original piece. It also solves many problems of how to attach a work on paper to the wall. Excluding […]

Jay Rechsteiner

Jay Rechsteiner in front of his work 'Getting Stronger Everyday.'

  Swiss artist Jay Rechsteiner in conversation with Werner Geldzahler, freelance curator and art collector, January 2014. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Jay Rechsteiner. I work with different media such as painting, installation, sculpture & video. I also tried my hands on performance and project art such as the […]

Abstract Art

Alice Gorton, Oil Slick, 2012. Mixed media on canvas, 1300 mm x 1700 mm. © Image: Alice Gorton/Works in Print

For some abstract art provokes a negative reaction.  Its lack of representation, or reference to nature or an object, occasionally gives rise to the assumption the artist has insufficient skill to produce a picture or sculpture of recognisable reality; or that she or he has thoughtlessly placed paint or other media on a surface.  While […]