Encounter Fine Art seeks to transform the way in which artworks and audiences interact. Interested in the critical observation of art, the company specialises in the creation of co-existing digital and physical exhibition spaces. Set up by the young-entrepreneurs, Alexander Caspari and Jordan Harris, Encounter deals with artists whose work is in the Tate Collection, been sold at Christies and Sotheby’s, won Channel 4 and Saatchi Gallery’s New Sensations and exhibited in leading Mayfair galleries ranging from The Fine Art Society to Waterhouse and Dodd. The idea behind the company was to serve artist, collection and the art-lover. The duo set out to demystify the process of purchasing, renting, loaning and exhibiting contemporary art. As such they have developed a space that is democratic for artists and collectors alike. Engaging with the rapidly expanding online market and extending the traditions of the white cube gallery, Encounter offers access to art in a variety of different ways. Upcoming exhibitions are set in a myriad of spaces and will include, a motion activated magnet installation in a two Michelin starred restaurant and an “oil painting” (an acrylic box full of used oil) hanging in a prestigious private members club.
With 25 artists currently on their books, Encounter is growing quickly in both artist interest and reputation. In addition to their current work with internationally acclaimed Sketch restaurant in Mayfair and London’s newest private members club, Broadway House West, the duo will install a monumental group exhibition in a warehouse space in Peckham and curate a sculpture park at Dartington Hall, Devon, this summer. In working with a variety of spaces, Encounter is reaching many different areas of the art industry. Their show at Broadway House opens 23 January and runs until 22 March.
Credits 1. Rosalyn Driscol – Whether, 2012 . Wood, rawhide, 82” x 57” x 19”.