Three situations when a round artwork is the right choice for your home, and how to style it
Here's a quick test for whether a round artwork is right for your home. Go outside and walk back into your house with your eyes closed, open them up, and count how many round shapes you see. Most likely not very many because our homes are constructed using straight lines - whether that be rectangle doorways or square furniture.
Straight lines are imperative for ensuring our homes stay standing. Yet, circles, as a symbol, represent balance and calm – something we're seeking more and more in our lives. The good news is that straight-lines and curved lines are best friends. So it doesn't have to be one or the other, they love hanging out together and often look better as a couple.
How do you know if your square wall needs a circular artwork? Keep reading, we'll tell you how. 😀
'Aubrey Tui' is a limited edition art print by Auckland based artist Margaret Petchell. Originally a large scale painting 'Aubrey' is painted in Margaret's signature animal portrait style with intricate details, vibrant colours and a stark white background.
Birds are a favourite subject for Margaret to paint, as she is she is captivated by their intense expressive eyes.
This monochromatic room styled by the Places and Graces team was a part of a challenge to style a series of rooms using the sameblue wall. The tones of blue and pop of natural wood gives the room a 60's era feel.
'Hukanui'by Hawkes based artistRakai Karaitiana is a part of a series of hand-coloured photographs from his 2017 exhibition 'Rest Area' that was held at endemicworld.
Hand-colouring was a popular method for producing colour photography in the early to mid 19th century and made popular by the early Japanese colour artists and most famously here in New Zealand by Whites Aviation.
The process of hand-colouring simplifies the images, no longer full colour representations and only utilizing a handful of essential colours. The hand-tinted element brings a human hand to the technical process of photography and helps to accentuate tones and hues, creating warm and almost surreal landscapes.
The team at Places and Graces have taken inspiration from the hand-colouring process selecting a simple colour palette that is echoed from tones in the photograph to create a tranquil and harmonious space.
endemicworld® is an art gallery and online art business based in Ponsonby Road Auckland. Founded in 2007 by Elliot Alexander, it has been our goal to make buying you art easier for New Zealanders.
Our team are continuously curating and choosing unique art in a range of medias, styles and prices for our customers so they can own a unique collection of art. We have the best job in the world curating work from a diverse and talented range of New Zealand and International artists, designers, illustrators, printmakers, painters, street artists, and photographers.
In this video we share a bit of the history of endemicworld®, what our vision for selling art and helping artist is and the team that make it all happen.