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ABOUT US

Bespoke Art Gallery is the leading innovational gallery and platform where you can find a wide range of stunning original and limited editions artworks, unique paintings and meet new artists. We work with the perspective of artists and have specialisation in contemporary and modern developing art. Not only this, but we’ve also worked enthusiastically to make our range of artworks affordable by providing the option to lease artworks for your office or home—hence, more and more individuals can appreciate the wonders of art.

Nowadays, most people desire unique home and office interiors to showcase their creativity and to differentiate their company environment from others, so they look for unique, inspiring art that pushes the boundaries of their imagination. We have the most exceptional artists that will help enhance your home and complement your life with marvellous masterpieces of art. Before purchasing, you can use virtual reality to view the picture in your space and choose artwork that will perfectly match your interior.

We will offer a vast range of styles, subjects, prices and methods to help you. For collectors, we will provide exclusive work of artists who have presented at various international exhibitions and world-famous galleries during our monthly auctions. We also ensure that you will get selected original works of art for your collection or to finish a series of paintings. We not only introduce you to talented emerging artists but also share our latest and unique collection of artworks.
Whether you’re an investor or a collector, you will get clear advice on investing in premium-quality artwork and the opportunity to work with established and successful artists along with new upcoming talents.
You can rely on us for advice or to purchase any artwork at a fair price as we always put your interests first.

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FOUNDER & ART EXPERT

Katrina Graue – Founder

Bespoke Art Gallery was founded by Katrina Graue as an artistic research laboratory. A longstanding art enthusiast, Katrina decided to take part in an evolving virtual art scene and use technology to support creativity.

Why a virtual gallery?

I was convinced that there are a considerable number of perspectives in modern contemporary art that have been mostly disregarded, and I have always thought that there should be a place to support them and give them a platform on which they can be seen altogether under one umbrella outside of large expos like Art Basel, which not every artist can afford to attend. On the other hand, I always wanted to create a dynamic atmosphere in which art could be displayed and admired. By dynamic, I mean a place where there is an ongoing dialogue between artists and audiences. It could open up possibilities for our space to be more than just a gallery.
We want to provide a platform for each artist and provide an opportunity to have virtual galleries that people can visit anytime.
How would you describe the program of your gallery? What is the fil rouge that connects the artists you represent?
We try to build connections and showcase talent rather than create a brand. We developed the programme initially in discussions with my partner, Mark Laing. It has genuinely been a team effort since. Thematically, I am interested in work that is responsive to the morbid socio-political conditions we find ourselves in, work that attempts to grapple with some steep and perhaps unanswerable questions. I am drawn to issues of representation, as so many talented artists around the world don’t have a voice now.

How would you characterise the artists you represent?

Honestly, I try not to characterise too directly. While there are themes, politics and ideas that I think about and that are important to me, the way we work is more intuitive and less scripted. I try not to think about the artist as an operative, meaning I try not to make an overarching statement or master’s thesis with the program through an artist’s work. This is also why I prefer solo, virtual galleries, which can be better articulated on their own rather than as part of a more significant theme.

Since the beginning, we have had great collaborations with amazing artists such as Vichit Nongnual, Paitoon Jumee and many others. We are interested in their determination to carry out an ambitious discourse aimed at reflecting the contradictions and imbalances of a tormented reality. The group has evolved a lot over time, but the changes that have affected the list of artists stem from an impulse for growth and new research. The original programming represents the opportunity to add new phases in collaboration with artists already on the list and, at the same time, present the first solo shows.

What does it mean to run a virtual, contemporary art gallery that is not in a prestigious art centre such as London or Berlin?

We can play with space and get visitors from all over the globe. It’s important to engage with contemporary art outside of the saturated epicentres. We like that we’re not just another static gallery space – what would we be adding?

What are your plans for the future?

I hope to continue with how I have been working. I think it’s important to note that the project is not aspirational, meaning that I am not trying to make it anything other than what it is, either in scale or in terms of commercial or institutional success. I don’t have plans for expansion or drastic reconfiguration; I hope for more organic development. I try to inhabit a position of continuity rather than one that emphasises progress.

Mark Laing – Art Expert

What brought you to contemporary art in the first place?

My first collection arose through a desire to work more directly with artists and even from a certain impatience. I didn’t want to wait until I was validated, either professionally or economically, by an external structure before I could start working with the artists I was interested in.

I was amazed at the quality and intricacy of the southeast Asian artist’s work. I mostly bought monumental pieces which were both provocative and striking! I was also of the opinion that the art produced by some of the chosen artists is world-class!

When I left Thailand in 2016, I took the art with me and introduced it to various art galleries in the UK, like Wyecliffe, where it was received with great popularity.

My hunch turned out to be right, and over the last decade, the art has been incredibly well-received by top UK athletes, actors, business people and leaders of the industry, to name a few! The artwork from the band of artists we now work with is currently being showcased in galleries all over the UK, the Channel Islands and various parts of Spain. I am now involved in introducing the art to other countries in Europe.
How do you see the role of a gallery today?
This is an interesting but complex question that may be more substantial than I can really articulate here. I guess there is a difference between what I think or hope a gallery should be and what I think they are or have to be as a result of technology to reach more people online. For me, it feels the most useful, at least in my context of being non-commercial, to think about representation and support. There are several artists whom I speak to regularly, and I think through these conversations, I can offer support. This feels important. Even if I am not facilitating sales, I can provide these conversations and a longer-term relationship based on trust and honest non-monetary investment in the work.

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