The London-based art advisor Daniela Bianco talks about her favorite works in the June selection on Platform.

In their own words

I am an Italian/British Art Advisor based in London. Since my Art Management studies at Bocconi University, I have been fascinated by the intersection between art, economy and society. This has been the focus of my podcast ‘Secrets of the Art Business’ which I launched in 2020. I love supporting and collecting works by female artists, both emerging and established. My recent acquisitions were an original work on paper by Amy Beager and the iconic print ‘Sideways’ by Bridget Riley to celebrate my 40th birthday. I have a soft spot for abstract art, one of my all favourite artists is Helen Frankenthaler. 

Wilder Alison, bay: how was your marse/lle m/x?
Dyed wool and thread, 58.3 × 45.5 inches, 2021. $12,000

The technique used in this work is so interesting. Wool threads create abstract compositions with a playful approach to the use of crafts in art. The colours in this two panel composition seem to fade away in intensity and draw the viewer attention to angles and shapes. I find this work deeply meditative and relaxing. Browse the work.

Jaqueline Cedar, Dig
Acrylic on panel, 48.0 × 36.0 inches, 2022. $4500

I think we can all relate to this image, sometimes we can be constantly pulled in different directions like the hands reaching out in this painting: is it a request for help or an offer to help? I love the ambiguity of this work, art sometimes is supposed to challenge our perception and ask uncomfortable questions. Browse the work.

Anne Libby, These Days, 240
Polished cast aluminum, 43.0 × 38.0 inches, 2022. $14,000

I love the attention to detail in this wall sculpture and also the nod to everyday objects. The subject of this sculpture is a metaphor: the blind, which is meant to obscure light, is actually created using aluminum which instead reflects and repels light. Browse the work.

Corydon Cowansage, Green and Yellow,
Acrylic on canvas, 48.0 × 40.0 inches, 2022. $7400

This painting got my attention immediately, it is fluid and abstract but the elongated shapes for me are reminiscent of human figures trying to adapt to a confined space. There is an interesting use of colour combination that creates depth and movement in the composition. Browse the work.