I sold my first painting at the coolest gallery in Paris! I am so excited to share with you another hustler story that shows how small spontaneous decisions can lead us to great places!
I visited Paris about month ago, and chose to study the art scene and explore multiple art galleries and museums. During my visits, if relevant I would strike a conversation with the curator to learn about the exhibition and their curating process. Goldshteyn-Saatort Gallery especially caught my attention, due to their urban vibe and selection of artists. It's a contemporary gallery, located in the heart of the artistic district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, representing super talented international artists. In addition to the typical way of exhibiting canvases, the gallery also has a truly daring 'out of the box' approach, representing digital art through NFTs, hosting events and talks. Out of pure luck I met one of the founders when I stopped by the gallery and just like that we agreed to collaborate. I seized the challenge to participate at their upcoming show 'Popcorn Time' dedicated to cinema gems.
I painted a piece inspired by the Black Swan movie starring Natalie Portman. The movie and scene choice was led by my passion to create something elegant and simple (black and white colors, simple background), yet emotionally powerful (Natalie Portman's character). I painted it with acrylics on canvas, and plated details with silver.
I travelled to Paris again, to participate at the opening night. To be honest, I was pretty nervous before the vernissage, as I would share the wall with such talents and established artists as Juan Ruiz, Insane, Aurélie Quentin, Mathieu Questel, Misha Libetree, Ruben Carrasco and others. Well, the evening was beautiful! Meeting founders, artists, all collectors and guests was a splendid experience! The atmosphere was super inspiring, meeting great people, surrounded by art and laughter. The exhibition will last through out the summer, I highly recommend you go visit!
'Black Swan' was sold on a morning after the opening!
I am so grateful for this opportunity! It truly inspired me and opened new possibilities. In the past I had experience working with galleries - for example during the last year my art was represented by three galleries in Copenhagen, and I had solo shows in two of them. However, it didn't bring the results I had hoped for. On the other hand, collaboration with Goldshteyn-Saatort Gallery taught me that there are galleries out there that are well suited for the style and persona of each artists. As artists, we have to be patient and keep grinding, improving our skills, reefing style and being brave and proactive with our craft.
P.S. As a teaser I would like to mention that I am working on a new piece for Goldshteyn-Saatort 'Popcorn Time'. Follow me and check it out!
See more pictures from the opening here www.gettyimages