“Individuals who know me – and certainly (because of Instagram) some who don’t – are conscious of my long-held obsession with the colour blue, in all its shades and tones,” Rebecca Morrill, Commissioning Editor for Artwork, at Phaidon tells us.


“This ‘blue-philia’ extends throughout most facets of my life, not least the garments I put on and the on a regular basis objects I personal. For instance, my microwave is the right shade of teal and the folding bike below my desk is vibrant blue,” she provides.


Surprisingly although, not each paintings in her assortment is blue. “Merely being blue isn’t, alone, sufficient to make me wish to personal an paintings,” she says. “I additionally get pleasure from drawing, printmaking and text-based artwork.” 


Previous to becoming a member of the artwork writer she labored as Head of Collector Growth North East on the Up to date Artwork Society; Producer, AV Pageant 10 and 12; Exhibitions Curator at Serpentine Gallery, London; and Exhibition Organiser at Whitechapel Gallery, London. 


Morrill describes her shopping for methodology as “very selective” partly attributable to restricted finances and already over-crowded partitions. “If I’m shopping for on-line on Artspace, it’s prone to be an artist whose work I already know first hand, although I do prefer to browse and generally discover one thing that merely hits my buttons (obsessively detailed / process-driven / conceptual / humorous).


“I’m almost definitely to purchase a restricted version by an artist whose observe I really like, however the place I can not afford a novel piece, the considered proudly owning even the smallest slice of their artistic output is all the time thrilling.” Right here is Rebecca’s selection of blue works from the Artspace Retailer.




Blue Dome, 2019

I first found the work of Y.Z. Kami in a present at London Parasol Unit about 10 years in the past. It’s a spot that has launched me to plenty of artists I won’t in any other case have recognized about.  I’ve been searching for his work ever since. I feel it’s attention-grabbing that he paints each very figurative works and really summary works. That is from a collection of Dome work so it additionally places me in thoughts of structure. I may think about dwelling with this workand getting misplaced wanting up at a domed cuppola. I would cling it in my bed room so I may stare at it for lengthy intervals quite than stroll previous it in a corridor. It additionally jogs my memory of the work of Alma Thomas, a really underappreciated African American artist in Nice Girls Artists who makes use of comparable motifs – round geometry and shade. So i’d get pleasure from being reminded of her work!



blue blue blue clock, 2012




I’ve been intrigued by the work of this artist ever since I noticed the obtrusive rainbow lettering of Hell, Sure! on the facade of Fa Initiatives in London again in 2001. I grew to become grew to become a agency fan after I noticed his present on the Whitechapel Gallery some 5 years later. I feel one of many causes I like it is because I’ve a fixation on clocks in modern artwork (I managed 10 hours straight on the final exhibiting of Christian Marclay’s The Clock at Tate Britain). So this combines my appreciation of his work, my love of blue, and my enjoyment of clocks.



Quantity Two Inexperienced and Blue, 1997


I feel Robert Indiana is a very underrated artist. He suffers from the truth that he did that one actually well-known work, Love, which he didn’t even copyright. I’ve all the time been extra excited about his quantity works displayed within the Frieze London Sculpture Park final 12 months. 22 can also be my fortunate quantity. I just like the time period ‘22 – two little geese’ in bingo and the phrase ‘getting your geese in a row’ is one in every of my favorites. I even purchased my home as a result of it was quantity 22, and after I purchase editions I all the time purchase quantity 22 if I can.  This technically is a quantity 2, nevertheless it has a determine and a phrase, so  I learn it as 22.




Kinetic Composition, Blue Sphere, 19751980


I suppose Victor Vasarely is a uncommon instance of an artist from a motion – Op Artwork, generally referred to as Kinetic Artwork – the place I knew a feminine artist – Bridget Riley – earlier than I knew a male artist. I’m determined to see one in every of his reveals – he had an enormous present at Pompidou final 12 months that I missed. There’s an artist referred to as Melissa Gordon who makes comparable optical works and I purchased a print of hers, which I get pleasure from spending hours . It’s basically two units of strains and each print was barely totally different so the moiré impact is totally different in each. Proudly owning that has made me recognize how joyous op artwork is. On this Vasarely work it’s not simply in regards to the results of color and line that create the motion in an image, it’s additionally the three dimensionality of it.




I KNOW THINGS AND YOU’RE WRONG [cerulean blue] , 2014



I don’t know her as an artist however I got here throughout this on Artspace and I feel it’s sensible. I’m getting fairly excited about using textual content in artwork. I feel it’s intriguing since you’re studying artwork in two methods – when it comes to what the textual content says and the way it works as an paintings which may be very totally different to the way you learn textual content in a e book and there are an growing variety of artists working like this. I additionally like this work as a result of it’s very consultant of one thing I personally may say (and on the identical time I do know it’s ridiculous, so I consider it as me taking the piss out of myself). I’d like to have it hanging above my desk. 



Untitled, (from the 4 x 4 portfolio), 1991




The place to start out? He’s form of just like the lynchpin for a lot of the artwork that I get pleasure from and love. I went to an attention-grabbing speak about conceptual drawing of the Sixties and Seventies wherein the author Anna Lovatt talked about how varied minimalist sculptors together with Sol Lewitt and Mel Bochner moved from three dimensional objects to conceptual drawings as artworks in themselves, versus preparatory sketches that paved the way in which for artists to contemplate drawing as a respectable medium. I’d like to personal something by Sol Lewitt.


Moon Flag, 2017




He’s a very attention-grabbing artist as a result of he has a foot within the design world (Arsham is a co-founder of Snarkitecture) in addition to within the artwork world. Most individuals will not be capable of juggle the 2 as efficiently. He has gallery that represents him and he makes very attention-grabbing work. I don’t know an enormous quantity about him but however his work I wish to study much more about. A lot of his work is monochrome however this caught my consideration as a result of it’s received shade in it. I’d additionally prefer to personal it to hold alongside a piece I personal by Peter Liversidge which can also be a flag so I like the thought of a brand new subsection of my assortment – flags as artworks. 


You should purchase all of the artworks Rebecca likes proper now by clicking on the photographs within the textual content. And you’ll try extra blue works within the module under. 








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