Top Ten Artists from Saatchi Online Gallery –

I was recently given another opportunity to choose ten artists from the 70,000 or so artists registered at the Saatchi Online Gallery to be featured in the Saatchi Gallery Magazine as well as choose one artist to be the Saatchi Online Critic’s choice. Take particular note of the extremely talented Volkan Diyaroglu who I think will become extremely successful in the near future. The selections I made are below.

Regular Saatchi Online Magazine contributor and art market specialist Nicholas Forrest chooses 10 of his favourite artists registered on Saatchi Online.
Aj Moesby
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Dave Menges
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Dorothea Schilling
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Karl Martin Holzhaeuser
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Kornelis Smeenge
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Lars Heiberg
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Marc Hamilton
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Mia Yoon
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Sisters Tate
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Volkan Diyaroglu
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Volkan Diyaroglu is a young Turkish painter who was born in Istanbul on the 1st of May 1982 and currently resides in Valencia, Spain. After working in the studios of some prominent Turkish artists, Volkan undertook study at the Mimar Sinan University Fine arts faculty in Turkey and then at the UPV San Carlos Fine Arts Faculty in Valencia, Spain. Volkan has been the recipient of several scholarships including the Residence Cite International des Arts for 2007-2008 and has exhibited his work all over the world, the most recent of which was a solo show at the ArsLoca gallery in Valencia, Spain. His paintings are in many private, gallery and company collections around the world.

In a recent interview Volkan explained his methods:
“As far as the dripping technique goes, I’d like to say that I don’t use it as a technique per se. Pollock, for example, used it as a totally innovative technique but I wasn’t even aware of it when I started to paint like that. I simply paint on a canvas, on the floor and what you see from the outside as dripping, isn’t really dripping, they are accidents that happen when I am over the canvas. The paint drips a lot while I put on a colour. Of course I realize this afterwards but I don’t do this consciously to create an accident, the drips exist in my time and space, and since gravity also exists, they fall, and I accept them as they are. Many times I like the accidents more that I like what I unconsciously want to do. Lastly, it seems to me that Eastern and traditional art is purer even though this doesn’t mean anything. It’s neither better nor worse. My work at the same time also co-exists with both cultures. That’s normal, because I’ve been in both, in the West and in the East, I was born in the city of Istanbul which is the gateway between east and west.”

To see more of Volkan Diyaroglu’s work on his Saatchi Online profile page click here.

 Top Ten Artists From Saatchi Online Gallery**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.comt Top Ten Artists From Saatchi Online Gallery, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.

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  • snazyink

    i will have to check out that site…. mean time check out my site

  • Carrie McCully

    This piece by Mister Diyaroglu seems to me, to sum up, a brief history of everything.

  • artforprofits

    Volkan is a true master and is an artist whose career is sure to take off!!

    Nicholas Forrest

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  • Michael

    Dear Nick,

    I’m curious as to your reasoning concerning your picks and how you came to choose Volkan Diyaroglu in particular.


  • john

    Noooo… I loved your old website design.

  • artforprofits

    Well John, a change is as good as a holiday and I really need a holiday


  • Rachete

    I really like his blog too!

  • ElizabethBelhadj

    This contempoary works jumps out of the crowd, at first glance, its as if the viewer sees a patten but at a deeper glance you can see the artist has capture the hustle and bustle of human life and how jumbled we all are . The artist has placed us all together in one heap of untidy mess, a good conception of humanity as it stands today.

  • cbarenberg

    Saatchi online is a great resource for artists. I have some work posted on there too if anyone would like to check it out.
    Let me know what you think.

  • grahammcgivern

    it looks like someone ate a bag of licqourishe allsorts
    and vomitted

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