"To find the one is not as much about finding the one, as it is about finding one. Many first time buyers put too much thought and analysis into their choice, instead of finding and trusting their gut. The title of one of my books refers to a quote by Swedish photographer Annika von Hausswolff. She once said that she hangs her pictures low to make viewers approach them with their stomach instead of their eyes. Go with your heart and gut and you will find one, and then another one. I probably wouldn’t buy the same artworks today that I bought some years ago. But I love that I did, bc they remind me of who I was and what made me chose them. Your taste will develop and that’s normal. But you can’t develop if you never start buying."
GUEST CURATOR KAROLINA MODIG
WE ASKED THIS JOURNALIST, EDITOR AND ART LOVER TO PUT TOGETHER A FEW WORDS ON HER PHILOSOPHY ON ART COLLECTING. SHE'S SOMEONE WHO'S EYE AND THOUGHTS WE TRUST DEARLY, AS SHE'S EVEN WRITTEN A BOOK ON HOW TO GET CLOSER TO ART AND BUYING THAT FIRST PIECE. WE ASKED HER 'HOW DO YOU FIND THE ONE?'
"There is a unrestrained playfulness to Kassandra’s work, that contrast with her sensibility for colors and her material skills. The titles give an extra dimension to the works, and the charmingly ugly-cute expressions demand attention. There is some kind of energetic control in her creations that I really appreciate."
"There is something special about the finishing touch: an artist’s talent and precision in choosing exactly the right moment to let go of an artwork. But there is also something special about sketches and artworks that has a certain speed, something unfinished or experimental to them. To mix them with more crafted artworks is to invite the artistic process into your home. Like an ode to creation, that might also evoke your own creativity.
In this drawing, I sense the spirit of French artist Henri Matisse’s blue collage figures and naked dancing bodies. There is so much movement in those simple lines, definitely triggering my own urge to create."
"A first-time buyer, or someone new to the whole art thing, might feel it’s a bit weird to put a lot of money into something without an obvious function. A good way to get over that is to start by buying an artwork with a function. Like a vase that doesn’t look like a vase. Once you have it, you might discover the real, magic “functions” that come with art."
"I usually really appreciate art that gives me a hard time. Art with layers and dimensions that aren’t easy to interpret, artworks that my dad thinks look weird, a piece that doesn’t go with the color of the sofa but that stimulate my intellect.
But some artworks are just nice to sink in to and rest in. Art that absorbs you, made by an artist whose main skill is about seeing something special: a tinge, a perfect shape. Art that manage to ease the mind and seduce through its simplicity, as well as bring focus and distinction to the environment where it’s placed."