By Roddy Clarke
With the art world more accessible than ever before, thanks to a rise in online platforms, virtual galleries and sharing platforms, maybe it’s time to explore your inner Picasso or Koons? As a result of these exploratory channels and viable career paths evolving, up-and-coming artists are finding support from new avenues, encouraging them to take the leap of faith as individual creators.
Harriet Mathias, founder of the newly launched platform Modern Muse, shares similar views on the use of digital tools to break down the traditional barriers which have created an oft ‘exclusive’ art scene. “Online platforms are making, and will continue to make, the art industry more fluid, open and thoughtful.” She says, “It’s giving them a louder voice and, as a result, offers a more honest representation of our changing and growing demographics.” Modern Muse, which was founded through Mathias’ personal experience of buying art online, again offers emerging artists the opportunity to reach a wider and growing audience at a quicker rate. Using her art background, and Creative Director Irene Bellucci’s editorial experience, Mathias’ aim is to create a space and destination where emerging artists can have an opportunity to be positioned at the forefront with a wealth of dynamic content to support their profile, giving them a voice to strengthen and nurture artist and buyer relationships.
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