The best part of attending The Other Art Fair is getting to meet all of the artists face-to-face. The beauty of the Virtual Editions is that now you can get to know the exhibitors, ask them your questions, and hear from them directly what inspires them to create. You’ll find these videos and more within the stands of each of the artists within the virtual fiar environment, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch all of our ‘Meet the Others’ videos.
“I live to create visual beauty”
Kersteen creates abstract works—with occasional elements of collage and photo-transfer—with a deep understanding of how they affect the spaces we inhabit, owing to her background in the building trades.
Mahsa Merci is an Iranian artist, based in Winnipeg, whose relocation to Canada allows her to explore ideas of gender, identity, and beauty in her work, free from restriction. Her latest painting series presents thoughtfully individuated portraits of the LGBTQ community, hinting at each subject’s personality, hobbies, relationships, values, trauma. Painting in a small scale with a heavily textured—almost sculptural—application of paint, she aims to draw in the viewer, inviting them to recognize the humanity of her subjects.