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BCO Photo Berlin

Art Acumen are delighted to be partnering with British Council of Offices for their 2018 conference in Berlin. BCO Photo Berlin is an Instagram based photography competition for all BCO delegates, devised and run by Art Acumen.  We will be inviting the delegates to take photographs of Berlin (inside and out) over the course of the weekend capturing the themes: DIVERSITY INCLUSION INNOVATION CONNECTION BCO and Art Acumen will be promoting the best of the entries throughout the...

Apr 10th, 2018

By Catherine Thomas

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At home with “The Savoyards”

We are delighted to present " The Savoyards" in its new home at 7 Savoy Court! Our client was delighted too! It looks absolutely fantastic.  It’s everything that we were hoping for.  Simon has captured exactly what we were wanting for this space, reflecting the history of the site whilst staying true to the style that makes Simon’s art so captivating. Thank you so much, it’s superb Click here for the project write up  

Mar 22nd, 2018

By Catherine Thomas

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CBRE Art Collection

Art Acumen procured and curated over fifteen individual artworks as part of a Printmakers Collection for CBRE Global Investment's London office.  The art was selected to both invigorate and enhance the working and client areas as well as reflect the company culture. The artists we worked with were selected for their uniqueness, each representing excellence in their chosen printmaking technique. Click here for more images

Feb 14th, 2018

By Catherine Thomas

The Savoyards - Work in Progress

Interview with Simon Casson “The Savoyards” (in progress)

Working with the stakeholders of 7 Savoy Court, Art Acumen proposed a brief and a short list of artists to be considered for a site specific commission for the reception.  It was agreed that the selected artist would create a 4m x 1.5m painting referencing the contemporary and historical narrative of Savoy Court and its surrounding area. Royal Academy trained artist, Simon Casson was selected for his beautiful, rich, historical narratives.  Casson is as mythic as his paintings, described by...

Jan 30th, 2018

By Catherine Thomas

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Changeover exhibition for 4-8 Maple Street

Art Acumen were invited to create a changeover exhibition programme for the recently refurbished 4-8 Maple Street, a prime office building in the heart of Fitzrovia.  4-8 Maple Street was built in the early 20th Century as a fire station, and architects made features of the cast-iron steel columns and beams and the aesthetic barrel vaulted brick ceiling on the ground floor. Art Acumen took a lead from the from the cast-iron steel columns and steel beams and proposed a series of wall sculptures...

Oct 10th, 2017

By Catherine Thomas

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Art programme for 14 St George Street

As part of our new art programme for 14 St George Street in Mayfair, we are delighted to be showcasing two impressive works by abstract painter Karl Bielik.    Karl’s work is filled with expressive and forceful paint strokes, loose oily wounds and thick emulsions offsetting light glazes and dribbles, he paints, wipes out, paints over, prints, blots, masks, pours, scrapes and scratches. His paintings have been in numerous shows at home and abroad, including The 2016 John Moores Painting Prize, The...

Sep 15th, 2017

By Catherine Thomas

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Working with the best new talent

Art Acumen house a database of carefully selected, talented, graduate artists, visiting over 100 degree and MA shows every year in order to bring the best new talent to our clients. We are passionate about giving our artists real opportunities to make a living from their work - before a gallery has signed them up. We also offer guidance and practical hands on management to help them make that transition from student to professional. Many of our clients choose to invest in graduate artists and...

Jul 25th, 2017

By Catherine Thomas

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Graduate Art Rental Programme

WebsEdge were keen house a graduate art programme, in order to create stimulating working areas, as well as supporting artists in their transitional phase from student to professional. Art Acumen created a framework for a staff led selection process and presented a significant longlist of artist, covering a variety of medium and approach. In order to encourage true freedom in the selection process, it was agreed that the artworks should not be guided by one theme, but instead selected on...

May 18th, 2017

By Catherine Thomas

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Temporary Art Rental

Art Acumen have arranged an exhibition of framed prints and wall mounted glass pieces for Medicxi's London offices as a temporary solution while they go through the art commissioning process. Medicxi Ventures is a dynamic life sciences-focused investment firm, backing smart and insightful scientists that they believe will become future industry leaders        ART RENTAL FOR THE WORKPLACE Art Acumen provides flexible art rental programmes for the workplace, offering high...

Mar 21st, 2017

By Catherine Thomas

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Projection Mapping Artist

Art Acumen are working with light artist Rupert Newman to create a bespoke large-scale print based on one of his light installations. Newman is widely regarded as one of the top projection mapping artists in the field, transforming spaces into visual spectacles that leave audiences in awe. The digital landscape will be printed directly onto aluminium which will create a back-lit effect to the artwork His light installations can be seen here https://vimeo.com/162803096

Jan 6th, 2017

By Catherine Thomas

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Sleek Images of Light and Colour

Art Acumen commissioned a large-scale, bespoke C-Type photographic artwork by Allan Forsyth for CMS Cameron McKenna’s Business Forum.  Art Acumen designed the concept to introduce colour into the space and respond to the vertical rhythms presented by some of the architectural features. Allan Forsyth’s unusual and dramatic artworks marry nature and modernism, with abstract sleek images of light and colour, inspired by natural phenomena, emotions, or intangible ideas.  Measuring over 6 meters...

Nov 22nd, 2016

By Catherine Thomas

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Award winning artist Regina Heinz

We are delighted to present a recent commission for our client, a global asset investment company based in London. Award winning ceramic artist Regina Heinz, whose work is presented in collections worldwide, created a hand built ceramic wall painting; the starting point for which was the photograph “Shipyard #18, Qili Port, Zhejiang Province, China, 2005” by Edward Burtynsky, already in AGC’s collection. Regina's award winning work has been purchased by the National Art Collector's Fund...

Nov 14th, 2016

By Catherine Thomas

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Printmakers Collection

We are currently working with our client Buzzacott to create a high quality collection of limited edition prints, including etchings, silk screen, wood cut, lithographs and Gicle. Each print will be individual in style and technique, each by a different artist. The framing will be a consistent style which will hold the art together as a collection. In addition we are commissioning two metal-art installations for the boardroom and reception.

Apr 27th, 2016

By Catherine Thomas

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San Francisco Open Studios

We had a fantastic trip to San Francisco this week, to coincide with city's Open Studios event, the largest such programme in the US. Now in its 40th year, this event has given Art Acumen the opportunity to meet both emerging and mid career artists and to select several to add to our database. Many of our client are American companies with offices in London, so we are pleased to be able to offer high quality artwork from both the US and UK/Europe for a variety of budgets.

Oct 31st, 2015

By Catherine Thomas

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Metal Etching of London Skyline

Created by Rebecca Gouldson for an international law firm, this exquisitely etched London cityscape in mirrored stainless Steel stands an impressive four meters long - the largest work Rebecca has designed and fabricated to date. The artwork was designed to reflect the staff as they pass by, thus including them in the London composition and creating a sense of movement and energy - indicative of a busy and dynamic London office.

Oct 23rd, 2015

By Catherine Thomas

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Project Featured in onOffice

Great write up of the CMS project in onOffice. They comment on the well-rounded approach to the design, considering how the space would appear from the inside looking out; from the outside looking in; while you are there, and as you leave. What you see when you arrive and what you see when you leave should be just as good. Too many people forget the exit experience. View project here http://artacumen.co.uk/project/project-title-6/

Sep 30th, 2015

By Catherine Thomas

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Say it with Flowers

Our third installation in the six monthly sculpture changeover programme. The artist’s practice explores themes of time and transience. Using a delicate system of nylon threads, she suspends materials within the frame or site to create a sense of an intangible moment, captured and frozen in time. In 'Sum of Hope', rose petals are suspended alongside butterflies and moths, symbolic of change and mortality respectively. "Time and transience are themes that recur throughout my portfolio. The works...

Aug 7th, 2015

By Catherine Thomas