Annual Art New York and Context Expo at Pier 94

One of the major international contemporary and modern art fairs in New York City that I look forward to attending every year is Art New York Presented by Art Mimi at Pier 94. It's great to see over 1,200 artists from different parts of the world represented by international galleries from 30 countries. 

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I try to get to the fair early in the day before it gets crowded. And there are more chances that art cards and brochures are still available to get :)

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Vibrant color is everywhere!

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So much beautiful art of various styles!

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I go to the fair in hopes of seeing some of my favorites artists but also to discover artists I've never heard of. Exploring so many pieces of art within a couple of hours is somewhat overwhelming but is also exciting. As an artist myself I find seeing contemporary artwork very inspiring and visually stimulating.

I love both abstract and figurative/portrait paintings and I enjoy artwork of various styles. Here are some of the paintings from this year that caught my eye due to incredible use of color, texture, paint application, technique or je ne sais quoi.

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Gerhard Richter | Paper Fuji, 1996, oil on paper

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Richard Serra | Stratum 8, paintstick on paper

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Jonas Wood | Landscape Pot with Plant, 16 color screenprint on paper

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Stephen D'Onofrio | Still Life with Lemon Bowl and Still Life with Josef Albers Lemons, acrylic on canvas

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Stephen D'Onofrio | Still Life with Oranges, acrylic on canvas

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David Rothermel | Bounty, acrylic on panel

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Ian Francis | A Wave Forms the End of the Street, mixed media on birch panel

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Doug Trump | Willie and Friends, oil, pencil and ink on polyester screen

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Lloyd Martin | Collate, oil on canvas

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Hikari Shimoda | Whereabouts of God-Nobody #2, oil on canvas

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Cristina Toro | Strike a Match to Hear My Sound, acrylic on wood panel

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Michael Hedges | Hickory Wind, oil on canvas

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John Holcomb | oil and acrylic on canvas

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Rafa Macarrón | mixed media on aluminum

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Malcolm Liepke | American Girl, oil on canvas

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Malcolm Liepke | Smoky Eyes, oil on canvas

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Malcolm Liepke | Polka Dots, oil on canvas

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Marco Grassi

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Silvio Porzionato | Black Series, oil on canvas

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Silvio Porzionato | White Series, oil on canvas

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Andy Harper Pipes | oil on canvas

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Hunt Slonem | Amazons On the Night Sea, oil on canvas

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Suhas Bhujbal | Market #5, oil on canvas

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John Evans | Monument, oil on canvas

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Monique Frydman | Senates 12, oil on canvas

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Marcus Jansen | Aftermath, oil on canvas

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Pascal Vochelet

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Matthias Meyer | The Pond, oil on canvas

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After two hours being visually stimulated by wonderful art it was nice to walk along the Hudson river to the NY Waterway ferry terminal at 39th street. Then I enjoyed the view of Manhattan from the ferry back to Hoboken and walked home along the water on the Hoboken side. It turned out I walked six miles that day! A great day in my book, burning calories while enjoying myself and doing something good for my soul! :)

Please check out my paintings on my website. Thank you!