Patience, practice and a couple of easy tricks up your sleeve are all you need to curate an art gallery right in your own home. Here, the experts tell us how.
START WITH A FOCAL POINT
Most art collections begin with a single piece. With that in mind, decide which artwork you want to be the showstopper, the one that will draw the eye the moment you walk into the room, then hang it off-centre. In this display, the largest piece is the anchor, and the other elements were chosen to complement it. This is a simple trick that keeps any one work from overwhelming the rest of the gallery wall.
LEARN AS YOU GO
Let’s admit it: Buying art can feel intimidating. It’s important to know, though, that collecting and appreciating art is a process. The Frame, by Samsung, comes preloaded with 100 pieces of gallery-quality art, effectively giving you an expert in your own home. Elise Van Middelem, an internationally renowned curator who selected the pieces for The Frame’s collection, says, “I love that this television lets people enjoy and learn about art at home, at their own pace.” ART WALL: TOP ROW, FROM LEFT Hexagon MIRROR, Elte; Pale Peony by Hilda Oomen, Art Interiors. MIDDLE ROW, FROM LEFT shell, HomeSense; Southern Cotton Double Bloom Square by Angela Simeone, Minted; blue triangle, HomeSense; Undertow by Julia Contacessi, Minted; pink, yellow and brown triangles, HomeSense. BOTTOM ROW, FROM LEFT Lucite spiral, wood cutting, HomeSense; Constructing Jungle IV (on The Frame) by Yun-Kyung Jeong.
ARTWORK & PRINTS, FROM LEFT Network by Emily Bickell, Footy 4 by Joel, Untitled – Landscape by Richard Herman, Art Interiors; black and white wreath, Elte Market; Tulips and Melon by Kristin Sjaarda, Art Interiors; small coral, HomeSense.
SCREEN SAVER THE FRAME’S INNOVATIVE ART MODE FEATURE TRANSFORMS THE SCREEN INTO A STYLISH DISPLAY WHEN YOU’RE NOT WATCHING YOUR FAVOURITE SHOW.