Whether you're a novice or seasoned collector, finding the perfect artwork for your home can be a difficult task. There are so many aspects to consider: Does it complement your home's color scheme? How does it alter the mood of the space? Don't let that overwhelm you, though. According to art experts, one question trumps the rest: Does it speak to you?
If you haven't found an artwork you truly love, pencil the Affordable Art Fair NYC (March 22–25) into your calendar. The biannual event is a one-stop shop for original contemporary art spanning paintings, sculptures, prints, and more. Held at the Metropolitan Pavilion, there are thousands of artworks priced from $100 to $10,000. Here are 15 showing artists we've got our eye on—head to the art fair to shop them all.
Artist: Jack Tanner
Artwork: Spectrum, colored screws
Stying Tip: Style this artwork in a hallway or entryway so guests can appreciate the optical illustion from different angles.
Artist: Sinziana Velicescu via Uprise Art
Artwork: Koreatown, Los Angeles, 2016; archival pigment print
Styling Tip: Give your home Cali-cool vibes by styling this artwork with woven baskets, a jute rug, and plenty of plants.
Artist: Park Byung-Hoon
Artwork: Transference, 2016; acrylic on acrylic plate
Styling Tip: Don't stress about adding other yellow accents to your space—style this artwork solo to add a jolt of color.
Artist: Donald Provan
Artwork: Shoal on Gold, 2017; oil on paint tube
Styling Tip: Hang this artwork in a space with natural light, which will illuminate the goal foil
Artist: Linda Colletta
Artwork: Sound Color, 2017; mixed media on canvas
Styling Tip: Hang this artwork above your desk to inspire creativity
Artist: François Bel
Artwork: Spray Two Parts Fucshia; acrylic glass and spray can
Styling Tip: Think beyond vases, trays, and coffee table books and style a vignette with this cool sculpture—it's definitely a conversation starter.
Artist: Kristi Kohut
Artwork: Imagine, 2017; mixed media
Styling Tip: Imbue a room with personality and character with this colorful artwork—it's sure to energize any tired space.
Artist: Daan Oude Elferink
Artwork: Silence, 2017; photography
Styling Tip: Brooding and mysterious, this is the perfect piece to style in a serene bedroom.
Artist: Noelle Hamlyn
Artwork: Gulliver's Travels, 2016; mixed media and handspun books
Styling Tip: Gift this to your literary friend, or style it in a home-library or by your favorite reading nook.
Artist: Antje Flotho
Artwork: Exhale, 2017; yarn
Styling Tip: Position this intricate yarn artwork at eye level so you an appreciate the detail.
Artist: Tom Fabia
Artwork: You Are Here, 2017; photograph
Styling Tip: Style this serene artwork in your bedroom or living room to create a calm environment.
Artist: Stéphane Gautier
Artwork: Roy, 2018; mixed material
Styling Tip: Bold and graphic, style this homage to pop art with décor in complementary colors, like oak brown and rich ink blue.
Artist: Katsutoshi Yuasa
Artwork: Life Is Good for You #2, 2018; oil-based woodcut on paper
Styling Tip: Think beyond a predictable map of Manhattan, and opt for this photograph of Times Square subway station instead.
Artist: John Conn
Artwork: Cuba 4, 2016; photography
Styling Tip: This photograph of a street in Cuba pairs perfectly with burnt-yellow and wood décor.
Artist: Annelie Vandendael
Artwork: Yellow Slide, 2016; photograph
Styling Tip: Opt for a minimal white frame that doesn't detract from the colors and detail in this artwork.
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