Unless you are an art curator, gallery owner, or an artist, purchasing the right art does not come very naturally. Galleries can seem intimidating at first. You may be worried about choosing the right size or the right colours to fit your space. Or you may worry how to choose the right emerging artist. As it turns out, choosing art for home is much more intuitive than one might think if you follow a few simple rules.
1. Buy what you really like and talks to your heart.
Though your home décor may obey certain rules, such as investing in neutral couches or flooring, I would advice and urge people to use their walls for more irrational, eclectic and colorful choices. Art is a place for expression through colour texture and content. It’s an expression of feelings and emotions. You should always choose art at a heart level.
2. Get to know the artist
Getting to know the artist that, created the art piece you are interested in, helps to a better understanding of the content of his/her work and the context around the piece itself. If you don’t get the chance to meet the artist in person, try to read about him/her as much as possible. Most of the contemporary galleries and curators, nowadays, offer artists profiles on their website, so that you will have the chance to read their CV, their technique , their statement and they way there are thinking or influenced throughout their creative procedure. I totally urge you to read up on the artist who produced your art, or even follow them on Instagram to get a glimpse into their lives!