What to Look for in an Art Distributor

Art exhibition taking place after artwork installation

Selecting the right artwork to beautify your space can be a challenge if you have no prior knowledge about the art world. In such cases, many people opt to engage the services of an art distributor or art consultant, specially trained professionals who can guide you through the process of deciding what kind of artwork best fits your vision for your space. They can also help to procure different types of artwork from all over the world.

Art consultants play a significant role in determining the aesthetic of your space, whether that space is your home, your office or even a public area. As such, it is important to engage a professional who can best understand and execute your vision. Here is a list of five essential qualities you should look for in a good art distributor.

Resourcefulness

One of the most important traits a good art distributor should possess is resourcefulness. This means that they will have a wide variety of different types of artworks available for your perusal, and be able to source for additional pieces according to your tastes and preferences. Engaging the services of a highly resourceful art distributor will allow you to browse and choose between many different art pieces to build your perfect space.

At Impress Galleries, we are able to source for a range of diverse artworks from around the world. Whether you are interested in art from the Western or Eastern hemisphere, or whether you wish to decorate your walls with oil paintings or watercolours, all you have to do is give us a call and we can begin the search for your dream art piece.

Passion for art

A good art consultant will not only be able to procure many different types and styles of artwork, but also to tell you more about the significance and characteristics of each art piece. It is therefore important to hire an art distributor who is highly passionate about art and artworks. Knowing more about the background, style and cultural significance of each art piece will go a long way in helping you select the one that is most appropriate for your space.

Don’t worry if you don’t know much about art – an art consultant who is passionate about their work will also be able to give some good suggestions and valuable input about how to select the best pieces to suit your vision. This requires a good aesthetic sense, which any art professional worth their salt should possess.

Art distributor looking for suitable artworks

Eye for detail

The value of art lies in the small details, and an experienced art distributor is likely to have a well-developed eye for detail that will allow them to determine which pieces will look best together. For a collection of art pieces to be thematically and aesthetically cohesive, each individual artwork within the collection must complement the rest. A good art consultant will be able to advise you on how to choose pieces that fit together nicely.

Evaluating an art piece entails more than just brush strokes and colours. Some elements that a detail-oriented art consultant must consider include the style, period and technique used in each art piece. Assessing artworks is a skill that must be carefully honed throughout an art distributor’s career, so finding a distributor with sufficient experience is key.

Ease of communication

At the end of the day, you are the one in charge of creating a vision for your space, so it is essential that you hire an art distributor who is easy to communicate with and understands your needs and desires. Going along with an art consultant who simply bulldozes all your opinions and imposes their own will on your vision is unlikely to produce results that you will be happy with. Hence, it is important to develop rapport between the client and the consultant.

A good art consultant will be receptive towards your concerns about the project, consistently keep you updated about any new developments and offer their own insight when it is needed. This will help to ensure that both parties are on the same page about what the final space should look like, and prevent miscommunication that could lead to disaster. Hiring an art distributor who is understanding and easy to talk to will ensure that you are satisfied with the services rendered.

Client discussing plans with professional art consultant

Proven track record

Last but not least, you should also ensure that your chosen art distributor has a proven track record of good work and satisfied clients before engaging their services. This will help you to determine whether their services are high-quality, widely recognised and trustworthy, as well as whether their working style fits your vision for your space. For example, a particular art distributor may have several good reviews from corporate clients, but may not be experienced enough to help you select artworks to display in your home.

Before reviewing an art distributor’s portfolio and track record, it is important to ask yourself what role you want them to play in the project. This depends on the type of art you are looking for, where the art will be installed and how developed your own ideas for the space are. Once you have determined what you are looking for in an art distributor, you can then look through the portfolios of different art consultants and professionals with a more focused, informed perspective.

Portfolio of experienced art distributor

Impress Galleries is a Leading Art Distributor in Singapore

With more than 25 years of experience in the arts industry in Singapore, Impress Galleries is committed to providing top-quality art distribution and consultancy services for individuals and businesses. Our collection is sourced globally, and includes artworks by many famous local artists.

We also provide a range of artwork installation and framing services for those who are looking to set up and maintain their collections of artwork. Whether you’re looking to brighten up your space or frame your favourite art pieces, we have the solution for you. Get in touch with our team of experienced art consultants today!

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