A fun commercial job came a long. One of my clients is renovating office space and wanted some help with the interior. We walked around, decided where art should go, then I selected and ordered at art. com.
Here’s Kevin Bird my installer preparing for placement in the lobby seating area.
To keep it simple and align with the feeling of the building, we choose black frames for each piece of art.
For a modern look, stick to modern art. We chose mostly abstract expressionism, a bit of impressionism (how can you go wrong with a little bit of Vincent Van Gogh?), graphic photography.
Keep themes safe — nothing sexual or religious. Some of the Klimt that we liked is a bit suggestive for an office setting don’t you think?
To appreciate the art, you need to see the art, so choose locations where there’s enough light. Some hallway spots were kind of dark and the commercial lighting threw a glare so we moved some art to a new place where it could be seen
Leave some room for changes. To choose the art, we worked off dimensions and small photocopies, so once the real art came in, we rearranged some of it from our original plan.
Use security mounts. You don’t want the art to “walk.”