A modern and contemporary fine art feature at IDS Vancouver, Collect provides a platform for local and international artists and galleries to display their works to over 37,000+ attendees. This feature is a unique experience where attendees can view a curated selection of pieces by galleries and individual artists. Attracting a sophisticated market of art and design enthusiasts, Collect is also the place to network with a diverse and well-connected group of fellow creatives.
« I create designs with my glass art ». Aurélia is a French designer and artist working with glass art in Vancouver. Made from reverse paintings on glass panels, it offers multiple possibilities to beautify a place and create an architectural glass structure with a piece of art.
Beyond the Pale
Beyond the Pale aims to supply interior designers with monochromatic artworks that suit a variety of design styles and colour schemes. Both originals and prints are available for purchase.
Blu Smith is an internationally exhibited contemporary artist living and working in Victoria, British Columbia. Known for his vibrant abstract compositions, Blu Smith Gallery offers modern contemporary art for livable spaces.
Donna Giraud is a contemporary abstract artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Self taught, her large scale, abstract acrylic paintings emerge entirely from her emotions. She defies the historic rules of art. Her unique and recognizable use of heavy texture and composition evokes conversation and challenges the viewer to go on a visual journey.
espace d. is a Vancouver based showroom dedicated to Scandinavian home décor and local art. Founded by French interior designer Pierre Derreumaux, espace d. features a unique selection of classic pieces and the latest trends of Nordic design, as well as original artworks from talented Vancouver artists to form and complement the foundation of your interior design. For IDS Vancouver 2017, espace d. will feature the artworks of Vancouver-based artist Simon Fleming.
Heidi Thompson was born in Canada surrounded by mountains, lakes, sky and forest. She is inspired by natural beauty. Her aim as a painter is to capture beauty – not by painting a landscape as she knows it – with trees, mountains, clouds and sunsets, but rather by painting the essence of nature using her elements – color, light, patterns, movement and space. Her goal is to create compositions that feel natural, like a dramatic sunset, a sparkling brook, a deep wood or expanding sky.
Patricia Gray’s entry into the world of art started with her studies at Parsons School of Art and Design, Paris, in 1985 where she studied as an interior designer. In recent years, Gray has studied at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. Drawing from three decades as an internationally acclaimed interior designer where colour, line and form are her internal structure – her transition to portraying her expertise on canvas is a natural progression and comes instinctively. A master colourist Gray uses texture and bold brushwork to create a body of contemporary artwork that is both rich and evocative.
Uta Nagel’s fascination with glass design started in Toronto after design school. While interning with Diamond Schmitt Architects, she was asked to fabricate diverse art glass space dividers, wall cladding and exterior glass design for their commercial projects. Her aesthetic sense came to life and was strengthened with the architects’ strong sense for functionality and structural integration. Uta’s Motto “art must be functional” was born, guiding her timeless sense of design to this day.
Valerie Capewell opened her design business in 1989 – Capewell Design and Contemporary Art Studios. “It is always exciting to watch work take on a life of its own. I begin with the end in mind, and always land in a different place.” – Valerie Capewell