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Buying emerging art is the equivalent of investing in frontier market equities. Rather than buying the global names that appear in the big auctions of the best galleries, you invest in the artistic equivalent of Mongolia or Cambodia: the young artists coming out of MA programmes.
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If you are interested in investing in art then acquiring works by emerging artists is the best place to begin. Our Chief Curator Rebecca Wilson has selected 12 from around the world to get you started:
Paula Baader's paintings begin as fully rendered sketches in her head, and very quickly she translates these into works on canvas. Paula studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Münster, and was the winner of our recent "In Living Colour" Showdown.
Works by emerging artists such as these have the potential for increasing in value and leading to future gains, and they are also much more affordable than bigger name artists and much easier to access.
Peter Doig made his famous painting, White Canoe (1990-1), while he was a student at the Chelsea College of Art & Design in London. The work was acquired by the Saatchi Gallery and sold many years later in 2007 at Sotheby's for £5.7 million.
Buying art as an investment might not be important to you and you may never wish to sell the works you buy. But even so, it's an exciting thought to imagine that the work you are buying could be by a future art star - even the next Peter Doig - and that you got there first.
Born in Spain, Miguel Laino lives in London where he earned a degree in Fashion Womenswear at Central St. Martin’s College. He worked with designers Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood and Hussain Chalayan, deciding to commit himself to painting in 2008. Laino’s paintings were chosen by 8 curators in our 100 Curators 100 Days project.
Jesùs Leguizamo is a young artist from Bogotà, Colombia, who in his depictions of people erases and blurs that which defines the human being - the face. Through expressive brushstrokes, he creates compelling and memorable paintings which explore human fragility and how this can be expressed in the medium of paint.
Geoff Diego Litherland
Geoff Diego Litherland is a Mexican-born artist based in London. Graduating from Falmouth College of Arts with first class honours in Fine Art Painting, Litherland’s recognition to date includes being selected for the John Moores 25 Painting prize at the Walker Gallery in Liverpool and winning the 2008 Nottingham Castle Open.
Lorella Paleni graduated with a BFA in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, Italy in 2010. In 2011 she moved to New York to study painting at SVA and Columbia University School. Her work has won several awards and nominations, including the Cut&Paste Pick prize from Artists Wanted.
Andrew Salgado has an MFA from Chelsea College of Art, London. Since graduating in 2009 he has exhibited widely, including shows with Tracey Emin and Gary Hume. In 2011 he was part of a Channel 4 (UK) documentary What Makes a Masterpiece alongside Anish Kapoor, Howard Hodgkin, and Bridget Riley.
Grażyna Smalej is a prize-winning Polish painter and MFA graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. In 2011 she won The Curator’s Award and in 2010 she was given the Award of Distinction at the 4th Marian Michalik Triennial of Paintings by Young Artists. She is also the recipient of the Minister of Culture Grand Prix for Painting.
Stephen Thorpe graduated in 2010 from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen with a First Class Honours degree in Painting. Upon graduating, he received the Alexandrina McKenzie Legacy and the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) New Contemporaries Award. At the New Contemporaries 2011 exhibition, Thorpe was awarded the (RSA) Sir William Gillies Bequest and the (RSA) The Skinny Award.
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KwangHo Shin is an emerging artist from South Korea. We recently featured him in our "One To Watch" series, focusing on emerging artists of particular promise, and have sold 16 painting by him. He is having 5 exhibitions in 2013 alone.
Saatchi Art artist Daniel Coves was selected for the 2013 BP Portrait Award, which is the most prestigious prize for portraiture, featuring "the most outstanding and innovative new portraits from around the world." The exhibition is currently on at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
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Super Future Kid
Super Future Kid is an emerging artist from Germany who now lives in London. We hung her work in a recent Saatchi Art exhibition at the Hyatt Regency-The Churchill in London, and it flew off the walls. Join the queue of collectors waiting to buy her work!
Nina Fowler makes huge charcoal drawings inspired by film. Her prices are already increasing, which is not surprising when you find out that she has a First Class Fine Arts degree, was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize and The Young Masters Prize, and her work is collected by Jude Law, Shareen Spiteri, and the fashion designer Caroline Issa.
One final note:
There are no guarantees when it comes to buying art and you should always feel happy with what you’re buying as it may be on your walls for a pleasurably long time. But if you are interested in the investment side of buying art then acquiring works by emerging artists is a great way to begin. We hope you enjoy our selection.
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