Andrew Edlin Gallery is one of the best design galleries that you should definitely visit. A New York native, Edlin is an enthusiastic champion of self-taught artists who operate beyond the discourse of mainstream contemporary art.
Since opening in 2001, Andrew Edlin Gallery has developed his niche roster, which ranges from the unconventional animator Brent Green to the estate of the legendary recluse Henry Darger.
Along with his gallery, which focuses on self-taught artists like Henry Darger, Edlin is the founder of Wide Open Arts, which purchased the Outsider Art Fair in 2012 and now runs editions of the fair in New York and Paris.
“There are still some self-taught artists whose work does not rely at all on art historical references. This is interesting to me, as the work tends to be much less self-conscious than a lot of contemporary art. The less distance between the artist and the art, the more intrigued I become. The influence of this genre of art is more and more pervasive among young artists trying to distance themselves from their academic backgrounds. Subsequently, the lines between insider and outsider have blurred considerably—which is good because these kinds of labels are pretty banal.”
On the art side being a musician helped Edlin relate to artists. He had to run a family business and learned a lot about selling from his father- the kinds of things they don’t teach in the classroom.
The gallery will be at Outsider Art Fair Paris 2016 that happens from October 20 – October 23.
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