Art Trade

Art Trade, the auction where you can bid with everything except for money.

During the event eighteen artists offered their painting, drawing or photo up ‘for sale’. Visitors got the chance to make a bid with anything you can possibly think of except for money! What about a stay in your second home, your extra bike, a home-cooked four-course dinner or a blue diamond? What do you have to offer?
 
At the pre-sale exhibition in the afternoon visitors could make their bid. The festive auction took place in the evening under the direction of auctioneer and performer Tobias Verhagen. It was the artist’s choice on which offer to take on.

The participating artists:  
Anita Mizrahi, Carmen Schabracq, Eleonora Stol, Eva Mooiman, Floor van het Nederend, Josefina Anjou, Kyra Sacks, Laura Andalou, Lonneke van der Palen, Marijke van Seters, Marilyn Sonneveld, Niklas Hallman, Perishable Rush, Sam Andrea, Sanja Marusic, Shannon Avril Martin and Stikstok.

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Marilyn Sonneveld

In the run-up to Art Trade, we introduce the participating artists by asking them some questions. Today our final interview with Marilyn Sonneveld, who spoke the wise words: 'Money has no emotions. Art trade is emotions.'

Marilyn Sonneveld

Marilyn Sonneveld

What does an artist do throughout the day?
Sitting behind my desk, just like people with a 9 to 5 job. It’s not that romantic usually but when I’m searching for weird images or when I'm riso or screen printing it gets more exciting!

Which artwork (well-known or unknown) do you wish you had made yourself?
‘Wiglette from deluxe’, by Ellen Gallagher. I am not sure I wish I had made it myself but It is one of my favorites.  

Ellen Gallagher, Wiglette. 

Ellen Gallagher, Wiglette. 

What would you have become, if you weren’t an artist?
I don't know. Maybe that’s why I became an artist.

Why do you think Art Trade is a good idea?
I do it quite often with friends who create things as well. It's a really nice way to get something if you can't afford it. It's so much more than getting money. Money has no emotions. Art trade is emotions!

What other projects are you working on?
I’m working on two different projects at the moment that will finish in October and November. Furthermore I’m making a lot of free work and a I’m working on a few short illustration projects. But I always keep it a secret until it is finished! A little while ago I did an illustration project with Vice and Broadly about sexual harassment at festivals, which was very nice to do and important to make.

Marilyn Sonneveld, Lilith.

Marilyn Sonneveld, Lilith.

Sam Andrea

In the run-up to Art Trade, we introduce the participating artists by asking them some questions. Today: Sam Andrea who could also see himself be a writer or a poet, maybe a rockstar, maybe a professional boxer but probably a full-time junkie.

Sam Andrea, photo: Laura Andalou.

Sam Andrea, photo: Laura Andalou.

What does an artist do throughout the day?
I can not speak for artists in general, but I can tell you what I've done today: got up early in my studio, ate some eggs, masturbated twice while listening to some Mozart, painted a bit, biked around the city wondering what to do, painted some more - failure, drank some vodka and now I’m having this interview.

Which artwork (well-known or unknown) do you wish you had made yourself?
‘Caligula’ is a great movie. I wish I made that.

What would you have become, if you weren’t an artist?
Maybe a writer or a poet, maybe a rockstar, maybe a professional boxer but probably a full-time junkie.

Why do you think Art Trade is a good idea?

It’s tax free! I don't like money anyway. Better skip right to the goods. Plus it’s exiting! I wonder what people will be offering for the artworks.  

What other projects are you working on?
I am playing in a band called NEED and I’m trying to fix my bike, which broke today.

Sam Andrea, Bloedprop Neverland.

Sam Andrea, Bloedprop Neverland.

Niklas Hallman

In the run-up to Art Trade, we introduce the participating artists by asking them some questions. Today: Niklas Hallman, who just graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and is planning his future. 

Niklas Hallman.

Niklas Hallman.

What does an artist do throughout the day?
It purely depends on the time and reason of my status at the moment. It feels like my life goes in seasons. I don't constantly work and think on my ideas but I let them marinade. They are unconsciously active and my solution in relation to motivation and execution might happen whenever. Of course it demands tools and freedom; like space and time. It is hard to categorize one into a mold, like what would an artist do. I am young and I need to eat so of course optimally I wish I could be busy all the time with my art, without stressing outer facts. Everybody loves and hates money anyways!

Which artwork (well-known or unknown) do you wish you had made yourself?
Its funny to think like that, I mean obviously sometimes when u see a clever or touching work you relate to it and wish why on earth didn’t I come up with that, but that is what makes the coming together of art so important. I admire braveness and honesty. To not do what they want and what they need. My interests in art are also outside of the fine art world, for example music, film and skateboarding. Lately I have been following Frank Oceans moves on the internet and I just saw his show at the Flow Festival in Helsinki. He is a very pure being and people should pay close attention to how he behaves and what he decides to say and do. My friend Man Yau just had an excellent show in Helsinki too. And I've been following closely NinoMierGallerys moves for a while now.

What would you have become, if you weren’t an artist?
I'm still on my journey to become one. But honestly, I don't know. It is also a way of seeing and being but it doesn't have to be that special. I don't want to limit myself in one specific thing. I know I will one day direct a film and maybe another day I will become a plumber (maybe not haha), who knows!

Why do you think Art Trade is a good idea?
I'm curious about the event as an experiment of getting people together from different kinds of backgrounds but yet sharing the interests. I'm curious about the dedication of the artists but also much from the public in this specific event. One needs another and these kind of dynamics are crucially important in my world view.

What other projects are you working on?
I just graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and I am working on my portfolio plus skateboarding and doing music. I'm still not sure how all this is going to happen because the academy is a bubble and now its time to come out and see how the real world works. But mostly I'm busy with planning my future, what and where is the next stop. I come from Helsinki and have lived in Amsterdam for four years now and I consider both my homes. Maybe I need to find a new home somewhere soon! I might have a show in Brussels and there are some other planned things around the Benelux and Finland in my mind.

Niklas Hallman, Shut

Niklas Hallman, Shut

Shannon Avril Martin

In the run-up to Art Trade, we introduce the participating artists by asking them some questions. Today: Shannon Avril Martin, who is making new work for an upcoming solo exhibition.

Shannon Avril Martin

Shannon Avril Martin


What does an artist do throughout the day?
For the most part I do the same as anyone else, I just spend extra time on finding the perfect pink pencil for my fashion illustrations. And on discovering new musicians since I cannot work without suitable music.

Which artwork (well-known or unknown) do you wish you had made yourself?
Probably each piece painted by William Holman-Hunt. His detailing and use of vibrant colors is insane. If you would ask me this question again in a few days or weeks you might get a different answer though because my preferences change a lot and are totally depending on my mood.

William Holman-Hunt, the Scapegoat.

William Holman-Hunt, the Scapegoat.

What would you have become, if you weren’t an artist?
A forensic detective. I still might become a forensic detective in my next life!

Why do you think Art Trade is a good idea?
It’s a refreshing way to showcase your work.

What other projects are you working on?
Making new work for an upcoming solo exhibition and a pattern design portfolio, because I would love to design fabric patterns in the near future.

Shannon Avril Martin, fashion illustration.

Shannon Avril Martin, fashion illustration.

Eva Mooiman

In the run-up to Art Trade, we introduce the participating artists by asking them some questions. Today: Eva Mooiman, who thinks an artist has to decide to be an artist every single day.

Eva Mooiman.

Eva Mooiman.

What does an artist do throughout the day?
Procrastinate, like all humans. Convincing myself that after some nail polishing / dishes / reading the newspaper / cleaning out my closet..., I am finally ready to paint. I have to have fun with it, if not, the energy is off.

What would you have become, if you weren’t an artist?
I think artists are chameleons and a 100 things all at once. An artist has to decide to be an artist every single day. If I weren’t an artist i would like to have a karaoke bar that would be open during the day and people would come for coffee and noodles. Singing is good for the soul and connecting with yourself and other people.

Which artwork (well-known or unknown) do you wish you had made yourself?
La Desserte rouge (The Red Room), by Henri Matisse from 1908, 180 x 221 cm. Matisse called this work a 'decorative panel'. I love that.

Henri Matisse, The Red Room.

Henri Matisse, The Red Room.

Why do you think Art Trade is a good idea?
Money buys food which is a good thing but let's try to figure out what has value other than money or materialistic objects.

What other projects are you working on?
I am learning to sew. I want to make the clothes I dream of. In my series 'Paint what you can't buy yet' I paint garments i can't afford. This could be another project related to my love for 'superficial desires'. I like to play with the ideas evolving around the 'women' i am or could be.

Eva Mooiman, Petrol Thigh Highs.

Eva Mooiman, Petrol Thigh Highs.

Perishable Rush

In the run-up to Art Trade, we introduce the participating artists by asking them some questions. Today: Perishable Rush, who roams the streets of big cities for materials to make his collages.

Perishable Rush

Perishable Rush

What does an artist do throughout the day? 
An important part of my work is searching for materials to make my collages. I roam the streets of big cities looking for posters, paper and other discarded materials. The older, the more weathered and decayed the better. I have boxes full of posters from all over the world stacked in my studio. On studio days I dive into these boxes and start selecting paper. Every city and every wall has it's own color palette. I'm fascinated by the decaying city and the beautiful textures and colors it produces. I also like the idea of commercial messages fading away in the urban landscape.
 
Which artwork (well-known or unknown) do you wish you had made yourself?
Dismaland by Banksy. I like how he transformed his art and vision on our society into an overall theme park kind of experience. Working together with many other artists and musicians to create an event larger than himself. With actors playing the part of bored staff members he created a performance, an experience. This theme park was not made to bring joy but to expose how shallow our consumerist society has, or can, become. To me that is an important element in art. To be more than just a pretty picture, to express a vision. I think Banksy mastered this skill and keeps pushing the boundaries of what he can do.

What would you have become, if you weren’t an artist?
I've done several other things before finding my calling and focus on art. So I can't imagine doing anything else.
 
Why do you think Art Trade is a good idea?
Our society is focussed on money and making money. I'm interested in alternative ways to value what we do, so this is an excellent experiment. 

What other projects are you working on?
I'm currently working on preparations for some masterclasses that I will give at the Coda museum in Apeldoorn, where I have several works up at the Paper Art 2017 exhibition. It’s exciting to be a part of this exhibition, showcasing works made from paper by artists from all over the globe. Also I’m working on an exhibition and an art fair, those will take place later this year. Next to that I'm experimenting with new materials and techniques.

Perishable Rush, MC Skull

Perishable Rush, MC Skull

Josefina Anjou

In the run-up to Art Trade, we introduce the participating artists by asking them some questions. Today: Josefina Anjou, who could have been an unfortunate scuba diver.

Josefina Anjou in her studio.

Josefina Anjou in her studio.


What does an artist do throughout the day?
The other day I wondered, if I will ever get the ease of living two neutral days in a
row that look more or less like one another. It did not happen yet.

Which artwork (well-known or unknown) do you wish you had made yourself?
Every progressive rock album cover that Roger Dean ever did.

Roger Dean, Cover for Symphonic Music by Yes. 

Roger Dean, Cover for Symphonic Music by Yes. 

What would you have become, if you weren’t an artist?
Since I was a kid I wanted to be a scuba diver, but every time I get closer to a scuba experience something drastically bad happens. If I weren't an artist I would be a scuba diver but I would also most probably be dead, faith has it. 
 
Why do you think Art Trade is a good idea?
Every art event is a good idea! This one, Art Trade, might even possess extra win-win-win qualities as an event. For artists, bidders and visitors!
 
What other projects are you working on?
Summer vacations mean art vacations, even though some stuff has been done to keep the beats of my art-heart pounding steady. Yesterday I painted a beautiful prince boy who tries to stop the slime from pouring out his aching heart. 

Josefina Anjou, Phanes.

Josefina Anjou, Phanes.

Lonneke van der Palen

In the run-up to Art Trade, we introduce the participating artists by asking them some questions. Today: photographer Lonneke van der Palen, who shares her love for coffee with Twin Peak's special agent Dale Cooper.

Lonneke van der Palen.

Lonneke van der Palen.

What does an artist do throughout the day?
Drinking a lot of coffee to start with, spending hours answering emails, trying to get inspired somehow and if there is time left, actually start doing some work by the end of the day. 
If it's a day of shooting though, you start as early as possible and you're lucky if you are finished before dinner time. 

What would you have become, if you weren’t an artist?
I would have been a drummer in a Rock 'n Roll band

Which artwork (well-known or unknown) do you wish you had made yourself?
Twin Peaks by David Lynch

Audrey Horne and Special Agent Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks.

Audrey Horne and Special Agent Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks.

Why do you think Art Trade is a good idea?
Art is in most cases unnecessary expensive, so by trading art it becomes affordable for the people you actually want to own your work. 

What other projects are you working on?
In most cases I'm working on 2 or 3 projects at the same time, but an exceptional one right now is publishing my first photography book. 

Lonneke van der Palen, Symphony Mobile.

Lonneke van der Palen, Symphony Mobile.

Eleonora Stol

In the run-up to Art Trade, we introduce the participating artists by asking them some questions. Today: Eleonora Stol, who doesn't like Art Trade, but loves Fleur & Wouter.

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What does an artist do throughout the day?

Get inspired, look at my pieces and attack them with everything I have. Emptying out tubes of paint, making sketches and studies. I constantly think about my work, even when I travel or go for a stroll.

Which artwork (well-known or unknown) do you wish you had made yourself?

Nothing! Only my own work counts for me, I’m inspired by myself and nothing else matters. If I would get off on someone else’s work I wouldn’t be a real artist.  

What would you have become, if you weren’t an artist?

I would have lived inside my fantasy world.

Why do you think Art Trade is a good idea?

Well I don’t, actually. But I like Fleur & Wouter.

What other projects are you working on?

A big exhibition in Israel with a series inspired on the desert. A project in Italy, they love my work there, and I’m going to Paris for inspiration and gallery visits.

Eleonora Stol, Roma con Amore.

Eleonora Stol, Roma con Amore.

Carmen Schabracq

In the run-up to Art Trade, we introduce the participating artists by asking them some questions. Today: Carmen Schabracq, who is working on a book titled: 'Is your body the pedestal of your head?'

Carmen Schabracq

Carmen Schabracq

What does an artist do throughout the day?
I work in my studio or at a place related to the project I work on at that moment. Otherwise I'm strolling through the city, flea markets, looking for material and inspiration. 
 
Which artwork (well-known or unknown) do you wish you had made yourself?
Hon en Katedral (1966) by Niki de Saint Phalle. A giant sculpture of a reclining woman, you can enter her body between her legs. I would love to make a sculpture which you can enter, and experience that space from the inside out. Now that I think of it I made a soft sculpture of a reclining woman with a big vagina as well. It wasn't inspired on Niki de Saint Phalle her work when I made it and you can't literally enter it, but maybe I should make a giant version of my Lilith!
 
What would you have become, if you weren’t an artist?
A fisherman.

Niki de Saint Phalle, Hon en Katedral.

Niki de Saint Phalle, Hon en Katedral.

Why do you think Art Trade is a good idea?

Because you make people think about the value of an artwork in other terms then money.

What other projects are you working on?
I'm working on a book, a collaboration with a photographer. The book contains photographs of me wearing my masks and some texts, reflections on my work and is titled: 'Is your body the pedestal of your head?' I'm also working on a visual theatre play called ‘Sint Nicolaas, the sea and Virgin Carmen’ and I will participate in a group exhibition about masks in September.

Carmen Schabracq, The Fictional Face Show.

Carmen Schabracq, The Fictional Face Show.

Kyra Sacks

In the run-up to Art Trade, we introduce the participating artists by asking them some questions. Today: Painter Kyra Sacks, who volunteers in an AZC in between residencies and other art projects.

Kyra Sacks in her studio. 

Kyra Sacks in her studio. 

What does an artist do throughout the day?

As an artist I seldom have days that are similar to each other. I am out and about in the city and throughout the country for commissions and projects. To be able to work in my studio I really need to roster days in and keep them free. I like to begin early because I know that the first few hours I need to warm up. Watching clips, reading articles, organising my mess, moving paintings around and of course, staring out the big windows of the beautiful old nunnery where I work. And mostly at the end of the afternoon I am suddenly in my flow and this lasts till quite late in the evening. Sometimes I work very long on a particular work, but more often I am working on a few canvasses at the same time. I make little scale models, sketches and pictures, with the ultimate goal of coming up with the final painting or drawing.

Which artwork (well-known or unknown) do you wish you had made yourself?

There are so many art works from which I sit in wonder over certain aspects. The darkness in the collages of Jesse Draxler, the wiped out figures of Benjamin Björklund light through the leaves in the work from Hans Vandekerckhove or the huge canvases with not quite abstract blocks of color from Paul Kremer, that you can really lose yourself in. Last week I was flipping through a book of David Hockney’s work and there was one work with a huge voluptuous tree in the middle of the canvas with white blossoms. I wish I had made that.

What would you have become, if you weren’t an artist?

I come out of a family of artists so I actually never thought of that!

Why do you think Art Trade is a good idea?

Because it allows you to think about what the value is of what you have made, for yourself and for other people. It seems special to me to see what other people would give for my work and whether that would be enough for me. We are so used to using money to get what we want, so it’s definitely a challenge to see what other alternatives could be used instead. I wonder if I will go home with something that’s equivalent to what my work would be worth in money, or something with another kind of value that will mean something to me.

What other projects are you working on?

I have my own company called ‘de Beeldvormers’. I draw together with artist Machteld Aardse, on location throughout the country for companies and organisations. During work sessions, team building and training we draw what we see at the moment it’s happening. Just as much what is on the surface as what is underneath. Visible and invisible.

The drawings shine a light on the process that they are in and are used to reflect and to get to the heart of the situation. For me as an artist it’s special to see so many different work environments, from egg carton factories to the ivory towers of financial industry.

I have also poured myself into Art Partner. They give companies and organisations the chance to work with artists who offer a fresh and creative eye to their issues. These are quite often larger projects where I have the chance to work with other artists to mediate an artistic intervention.

Besides this I give workshops and other guest lessons in art and I am active as a volunteer for the AZC Wenckebachweg in the old Bijlmer Jail. We have started an art studio for kids who stay there where we provide a safe and quiet place for the exploration of art. I also work for Favela Painting, a project by Haas&Hahn, where we are commissioned to paint huge murals, working together with young people who are waiting for their residency applications to go through.

In between I always try to do residencies, such as one I have recently done in the Peruvian jungle. That gives me time to focus on my paintings and to be emerged in new influences. To conclude I am starting a master of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the VU in september.
 

Kyra Sacks, Untitled.

Kyra Sacks, Untitled.

Anita Mizrahi

In the run-up to Art Trade, we introduce the participating artists by asking them some questions. Today: Anita Mizrahi, who could see herself being an actress.
 

 
What does an artist do throughout the day?

Anita in her studio.

Anita in her studio.

Pretending to make art. Sometimes it works.. I go to my atelier and experiment with all kinds of techniques whenever I’m in Amsterdam and have some time but more often I’m traveling the world, finding inspiration that i bring back to put into my creative output.

Which artwork (well-known or unknown) do you wish you had made yourself?

Maybe something from Antoni Tapies, the Spanish painter.
 

What would you have become, if you weren’t an artist?

An actress because that lifestyle would fit me very well. Working on different projects, traveling and live multiple lives.

Why do you think Art Trade is a good idea?

It works like a community where everybody is involved.

What other projects are you working on?

I’m going to France, Iran, Armenia and China for the next several months. I’ll be taking photo’s there and I’m also working on a new film. I just finished a documentary about a pottery project in Ghana.

Anita Mizrahi, Woman with Sheep.

Anita Mizrahi, Woman with Sheep.

Floor van het Nederend

In the run-up to Art Trade, we introduce the participating artists by asking them some questions. Today: illustrator Floor van het Nederend who is working on a graphic novel.

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What does an artist do throughout the day?

Hmm, I think this is different for every artist. My work involves a lot of commercial assignments. So I wake up and start working on those assignments when I have deadlines, when I haven't any deadlines I work on my own projects. I like to try new things all the time, this can be just sketching or setting up large new projects, like a new book or exhibition.

Which artwork (well-known or unknown) do you wish you had made yourself?

It is not really an artwork maybe, but if I have to choose I would pick V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. The artwork is not really my kind of thing, but the story is really nice. Alan Moore is a very interesting comic writer. I am not so great at writing a story myself, so I wish I had his writing skills..

What would you have become, if you weren’t an artist?

No clue to be honest. I finished Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam, but I guess it is quite hard to find a job with this education. Some of my friends work in wholesale, retail and advertising. So maybe I would be doing something like that. But in the end it would be something creative within these branches.

Why do you think Art Trade is a good idea?

I think it is a fun experiment, it is good to express the value of things in other ways than money. I hope the event it will be more like helping each other than selling and buying art with different kinds of currencies.

What other projects are you working on?

At the moment I'm working on a graphic novel (with a writer), an exhibition in Germany and lots of other things actually. Very busy but exciting times. But I am looking forward to the Art Trade the most of course!

Floor van het Nederend, Waterfalls.

Floor van het Nederend, Waterfalls.

Sanja Marusic

In the run-up to Art Trade, we introduce the participating artists by asking them some questions. Today: photographer Sanja Marusic who is publishing her first book in a few weeks.
 

What does an artist do throughout the day?

Sanja Marusic

Sanja Marusic

I work a lot on my computer and I have meetings throughout the week. I also photograph, but not every day! Sometimes three times a week, sometimes just once.

Which artwork (well-known or unknown) do you wish you had made yourself?

A Bigger Splash - David Hockney

 

David Hockney, A Bigger Splash.

David Hockney, A Bigger Splash.

What would you have become, if you weren’t an artist?

I have been taking photos since I was 15, so I really wouldn't know. Maybe a teacher, I like to help and teach things to people.

Why do you think Art Trade is a good idea?

Because of my curiosity, I am curious what people will trade for art. And money is not everything, I love experiences and adventures and maybe this will give me a new experience.

What other projects are you working on?

My first photography book. If you're interested, you can come to my book launch and exhibition in the Melkweg on 8 september, or you can buy my book online

Sanja Marusic, Figures under the Sun series.

Sanja Marusic, Figures under the Sun series.

Marijke van Seters

In the run-up to Art Trade, we introduce the participating artists by asking them some questions. Today: Eindhoven based artist Marijke van Seters, who is obsessed with painting.


What does an artist do throughout the day?

'Painting is constantly in my head, looking, thinking, registering images, making photo’s. It’s a process that never stops. In my studio I start working with concrete actions, like sketching, painting, applying a new layer of paint, looking, experimenting with materials, mixing paint, etc. When I’m painting, I forget all sense of time. You get sucked into the proces of painting. Sometimes you work quickly, sometimes it can take ages.'

Which artwork (well-known or unknown) do you wish you had made? 

'Of course the whole Nympheas series by Monet. He made it during the last years of his life, from 1916 to 1926, in his gardens in Giverny. But I’ll go for something more original. Grande Riviere by Peter Doig, or his The architect’s house. Or maybe Bonnard’s The open window… I can’t choose I’m afraid!'

Marijke van Seters, Backlight.

Marijke van Seters, Backlight.

Why do you think Art Trade is a good idea?

'Because a broader public can see art. It also gives people with less money the opportunity to buy art. There are more important things people can give you than money. Everybody has something to offer.'

Marijke will Trade this painting during Art Trade.

Marijke will Trade this painting during Art Trade.

 

 

Laura Andalou

In the run-up to Art Trade, we introduce the participating artists by asking them some questions. Today: photographer Laura Andalou, who's always looking for adventure.

Laura Andalou.

Laura Andalou.

What does an artist do throughout the day?

'During the day I work at a medical NGO, which keeps the balance perfectly between my creative and rational side. The beauty of combining the two is that they have a love for humanitarian affairs & human rights in common. I’m always looking for new ways to travel, go on adventures, to see the world and to tell and show stories that need to be told, or moreover, need to be heard and seen.'

Which artwork (well-known or unknown) do you wish you had made?

'I wouldn’t say I wish I would’ve made it, but I’m in love with the work of Richard Mosse. He represents to me a whole new level of using and combining art, photography / film techniques and storytelling. Most people might know him for his magenta coloured project about the conflict in the DR of Congo. I admire the way he used his art for getting much needed focus on a forgotten war. I hope someday I’m able to combine the beauty of art and the knowledge of techniques to create awareness for certain stories the way he does.'

The portrait Laura made of Richard Mosse for New Dawn Magazine.

The portrait Laura made of Richard Mosse for New Dawn Magazine.

Why do you think Art Trade is a good idea?

'In a time where the world is about to fall due to the love for money - environment, politics, human rights, animal rights, our health (mentally and physically): all are affected by greed – I fully support an idea that is based on a more thoughtful way of buying art. It's a way to let people think more thoroughly about the worth, actually putting in some effort to purchase a piece of art. It's much more in balance.'

The work Laura will trade during Art Trade

The work Laura will trade during Art Trade