Frieze Art Fair 2018

The BDA London team took to Frieze Art fair in London's Regents Park to explore the latest art, sculpture and design from across the world. 

Here are some of the key themes of Frieze 2018...

Collage

A Bdalondon Frieze Art Fair 2018 Cooper Cole F Bdalondon Frieze Art Fair 2018 Matthew Marks Gallery

Mixed media and 3D collages varied from bold, eclectic pieces such as Cole Cooper's nostalgic colour display to Matthew Mark's more demure digital display of tonal greens on printed paper pieces.

Old Vs New

H Bdalondon Frieze Art Fair 2018 Project Native Informant C Bdalondon Frieze Art Fair 2018 Gallery Hyundai Seoul

Retro radios, tv's and audio devices merged old technology with modern ideologies. Surveillance was a big topic, explored through the eye of a door at Project Native Informant, a live CCTV stream in the communal pause points. Old tech took on new forms at Gallery Hyundai from Seoul.

Protest & Gender

B Bdalondon Frieze Art Fair 2018 Galeria Jaqueline Martins G Bdalondon Frieze Art Fair 2018 Maureen Paley

Frieze really reflected big world topics, especially gender and protest. Political topics were explored, both the good and the bad through culture, abstract pieces and print. Highlights included Modesty at Galeria Jaqueline Martin and Maureen Paley's 'Courage calls to courage everywhere' 

Neon

J Bdalondon Frieze Art Fair 2018 The Modern Institute Glasgow E Bdalondon Frieze Art Fair 2018 Instituto De Vision

Neon returned with light installations, signage and cleaver colour placements. Playful piping created unicorns at The Modern Institute of Glasgow and Abstract 3D suspended elements captured a youthful spirit at the Instituto De Vision. 

Toilets

I Bdalondon Frieze Art Fair 2018 Tanya Bonakdar D Bdalondon Frieze Art Fair 2018 Greene Naftali

The essential and mundane were turned into show pieces at Frieze. Live art with music and sculpture ceramics gave character and visual interest to urinals and portable toilets. A bizarre statement exploring poverty, basic human needs and glamorisation.