Erik Hall

Building a Modern Art Collection

Erik Hall

Talk: Building a Modern Art Collection

This talk will be a discourse on contemporary art collecting in the West Coast marketplace. The presenter, Erik Hall, will outline established, developing and emerging trends in the value and sales of art, and give insight on how an aspiring collector can establish and develop a well-rounded and fulfilling assemblage of artworks. The art market worldwide is currently in a period of economic boom, with more and more people adding art to their investment strategy. Art collecting is not only a captivating and exciting hobby, but also a great way to diversify your investment portfolio. Although art is a highly illiquid asset, it’s well-protected from depreciation and provides a reprieve from the high risk associated with some other strategies.

Erik Hall

Erik Hall uses a process of laboriously layering common colors with unlikely ones as his basis for creating gesturing organic forms, set amongst still, yet suggestive landscapes; compositions that speak with a silence. The concinnity that occurs between his trees, fields and skies, result in the melodic visuals of the countryside with peculiar darkness to represent the usage of dramatic shading.