TOKYO INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 13-14 MAY 2016
My prize for winning at Oxford International Art Fair is to exhibit in Tokyo. Sadly I am unable to attend in person and so there is a digital display. The city of Tokyo will be playing host to hundreds of talented artists from all around the world when it stages the second Tokyo International Art Fair byGlobal Art Agency (The GAA Ltd) on 13-14 May 2016, Omotesando Hills, Main Building, B3F SPACE O. More than 150 exhibitors from over 40 countries will be filling the prime located venue with an incredible display of art, with more pieces than ever before gathered under one roof for visitors to admire and to buy in the city’s largest Artist showcase of modern and contemporary art.
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“I had a fantastic weekend and have thoroughly enjoyed working with the Global Art Agency Team. They were perfect hosts, organising a tremendously high standard show. The organisation, volunteers, support and publicity were superb. The teams’ hands on approach and personal touch, made the event very special and that was before I won first prize! This is why it means so much to me and I am really looking forward to exhibiting with them again”.
In the ever slick and high profile world of art where pieces where on sale for over £15,000 and white towering stands are adorned with crisp white frames… Tessa Jane dared to create an installation, later described as a narrative. The boxes of recycled floorboard housed up cycled chairs, cushions, tea towels, rescued chemical bottles and artwork collaged from discarded papers. The central piece being a patch worked chair, hand printed, machine embroidered of remnants. Her aim to send an echo friendly message to go lightly on the planet and make discarded items precious again- paintings with purpose.
Tessa Jane won 1st Prize Best OIAF Artist Award 2016 -“A unanimous decision to reward an exceptional artist with hugely diverse talents”, Joelle Dinnage, Global Art Agency.
When asked by Bill Heine, BBC Radio Oxford what inspires her and her passion for art Tessa replied that it was not enough to create beautiful things that there should be a meaning and purpose to her work. Showing her hand made shoes called “Walking through worlds”, hand printed from leather left overs Tessa explained that they represent where we tread, the path we take and that we should #golightly through life and asks that people care about the planet and one another.
“That chair speaks volumes and says more about the artist, her work than any other painting here”, Richard Knight, Ex Chair of Old Masters at Christies, serving tice as joint Chair for Executive Committee of the European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF)