Which exhibition or event are you most looking forward to in 2015, and why?
I still haven’t yet seen the group show at the Waddington Custot Gallery. Leslie Waddington is one of my heroes. I particularly love Michael Craig Martin's work and am excited to learn more about Fausto Melotti (see below) which has such beautiful, delicate architectural qualities. I’m also looking forward to seeing the Alexander McQueen show at The V&A this year.
Fausto Melotti, Senza perché, 1974.
© Archivio Fausto Melotti, Milan. Photograph © Daniele De Lonti, Milan
What do you predict will be the most significant development or biggest talking point in art in the year ahead, and why?
I don’t know enough about the art world to answer this in an educated way, but I very much hope it will be less about art as a commodity and more about art as a source of interest, beauty, and learning.
Which artist most excites you right now, and why?
I’m very excited by the artist Caragh Thuring. Her work has become increasingly confident, refined and defined over the last 10 years. Her recent solo show at Chisenhale Gallery was an absolute knock-out. I’ve also recently discovered a young Argentinian artist called Manuel Larralde, who has just been snapped up by Rook & Raven Gallery (see below).
Caragh Thuring, Thomas Dane Gallery.
Manuel Larralde, Red Memory, 2014.
Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm. Rook and Raven
Tell us about the project that you are working on/showcasing in 2015
I’m working on several residential projects in England that involve commissioning both up and coming artists as well as well known, more established artists. It’s enormously exciting to be collaborating with other creatives, to one aim. For my part the design puzzle becomes at once more complex, but infinitely more exciting.