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Chelsea Art Group

Living With Art

Living with Art

Living With Art

Living with Art helps us develop an appreciation of art by offering a clear and comprehensive introduction to the visual arts from several perspectives: themes and purposes of art; the vocabulary of art; individual art media (painting, drawing, camera arts, sculpture, architecture, etc.); and the history of art.

Below is a selection of art we have sold curated in the collector's home.

Chul-Hyun Ahn

Chul-Hyun Ahn

Through the interplay of mirrors and light, Baltimore-based artist Chul-Hyun Ahn makes mind-bending sculptures that conjure illusions of infinite space. Drawing from op art and light and space traditions, as well as theories of the subconscious, Ahn explores the immersive, illusory possibilities of reflection. He creates his light boxes by combining one-way mirrors and LED lights; the resulting objects look like portals extending deep into uncharted spaces, defined only by glowing geometric forms and fluorescent fractals. Though Ahn is often described as a light artist, he is quick to underline the significance of space in his work: “At the root, my art is about space,” he says. “Without light, the space was not visible, so I brought light to my artworks so people would experience a sense of deeper space in the direction of the fading light.”
Marc Quinn

Marc Quinn

Marc Quinn is a contemporary British artist known as one of the Young British Artists, a group that emerged in London in the late 1980s to become among the most successful artists of their generation. Quinn is known for his explorations of the human form through surreal imagery and unconventional materials, such as his self-portrait series Self (1991–present), which consists of sculptural busts made from the artist’s own frozen blood. One of his most famous projects was the public installation of Alison Lapper Pregnant, a monumental marble sculpture of a woman born without arms and with shortened legs. The heavily pregnant figure occupied the fourth plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square in 2007, inciting both curiosity and notoriety within and outside the art world. Quinn was born on January 8, 1964 in London, England and graduated from Robinson College in Cambridge with a degree in the history of art in 1985. He went on to work as an assistant to the sculptor Barry Flanagan before exhibiting his own work in the early 1990s. Quinn was the first artist to be shown by renowned dealer Jay Jopling, and his work was included in the landmark 1993 Charles Saatchi show, “Sensation.” Since then, he has exhibited at institutions worldwide including the 2003 Venice Biennale, the Tate Gallery in London, the Fondazione Prada in Milan, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. He lives and works in London, England.
Sam Gilliam Greenwich Connecticut Home

Sam Gilliam Greenwich Connecticut Home

Sam Gilliam is an African-American painter associated with both the Washington Color School movement. Gilliam's hallmark “drape paintings,” which consist of stained fabric or paper resembling tie-dye, are regarded as a major step in the development of American art.