‘Art is the highest form of Hope’
- Did you know that engaging with creative activities has the potential to contribute toward reducing stress and depression? Recent studies have shown that the experience of seeing awe-inspiring art has a positive effect on the physical body and mental state.
- At the start of the crisis, MTArt Agency and its artists came together and decided to unite to inspire and show the role of the arts. From a digital programme, to art on the screens in central London, and sending artists’ works to our community, we want to offer a visual diet that helps you cope.
- The exhibition ’HOPE’ (12th – 13th of September), takes place in Mayfair and feature prominent agency artists including Claire Luxton, David Servan Schreiber, Lauren Baker, Saype, Asiko and Delphine Diallo among others. Social distancing measures will be in place and art lovers can RSVP their slot here.
- The online catalogue is available online.
Art has to step in during the times of difficulties:
MTArt Agency embraces the new normal and invites Londoners to explore the essence of Gerard Richter’s topical quote ‘art is highest form hope’. Londoners will be able to (re)discover hope-infused art pieces offline via the exhibition HOPE between the 12th and the 13th of September on 42 South Molton Street, W1, in a beautiful exhibition space recently launched by adaptative retail space company Sook and online via the launch of the show’s digital catalogue full of beautiful essays. Both the show and the catalogue are curated by art writer Mary Ahearn, featuring the special works from the following exceptional artists Claire Luxton, David Servan Schreiber, Lauren Baker, Saype, Asiko, Amber Vittoria, Andrea Tyrimos, Leo Caillard, Tiffany Bouelle and Delphine Diallo to evoke an aura of inspiration and togetherness in the heart of London.
The aim of this initiative is to spread works inspiring hope during times when the world needs it the most. Art inspired by the lockdown but focused on connecting through new means, recognising the power of sharing experiences through art, the highest form of hope. Professor Semir Zeki, chair in neuroaesthetics at University College London, had conducted extensive research showing the impact of art: “We wanted to see what happens in the brain when you look at beautiful paintings.” The experiment concluded that when you look at art “whether it is a landscape, a still life, an abstract or a portrait – there is strong activity in that part of the brain related to pleasure.” and found their blood flow increased in a certain part of the brain by as much as 10%, which is the equivalent to gazing at a loved one.
“Art is often seen as a superfluous, highfalutin medium, but during hard times, it’s crucial.”
– MTArt Artist, Claire Luxton
Click HERE to read the full catalogue
More info about MTArt: MTArt is an award-winning talent agency that was recently appointed as a B Corp. We are the crossroads that connects artistic talent with brands, cultural projects and collectors. We have an array of expertise that we use to make the art world a better place. We are both a leading name in establishing artists and integrating art into the mainstream. For the artists who sign with the agency, MTArt covers studio costs, sells works, implements cultural & commercial partnerships and offers press exposure. Interviews available with the founder of MTArt, the MTArt Artists involved and the curator Mary Ahearn.
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