Rising stars of the art world have been hand-picked by a panel that includes Sir Peter Blake, Kevin Spacey and Tracey Emin to exhibit their work at London's Selfridges.
The store's first ever pop-up exhibition of new talent was the brainchild of the curator Flora Fairbairn, who co-directs the Concrete and Glass arts festival in Shoreditch. She has collaborated with the online contemporary art gallery murmurART.com, which gives talented up-and-coming artists a platform to sell and exhibit their work without the overheads associated with traditional galleries. "The show at Selfridges is a great opportunity for the artists to get their name out there and for us to engage a wider audience in contemporary art," says murmur ART director and co-founder, Will Conibear. "It is a great place for us to have the first of what will be regular exhibitions in different spaces around London."
Collector and Founder of Gallery 176
RISING STAR: Tereza Buskova
"Fate brought Tereza Buskova to me. Our curator at 176, Elizabeth Neilson, saw her graduation show at the Royal College of Art in 2007 and loved her work. Then Chris Shaw, an old friend of mine from Newcastle, sent me a link to it. She does not produce masses so we were lucky enough to start working with her quite quickly. Her work is like nothing you have seen before. She works in a very intuitive and unique way, making films, mesmerising constructions built upon her experiences of her Czech heritage, which have an ethereal, timeless quality. They seem to have been made somewhere between the 1920s and 2100. They're essentially documented improvisations between herself and actors, dancers and performers whom she dresses in the most stunning costumes based on traditional Czech dress. The result is hard to pin down and utterly captivating."