Inside New York’s PULSE Contemporary Art Fair

Last week we headed to PULSE in New York. The contemporary art fair was an amazing showcase of the works of up-and-coming and established artists. We walked it for three hours, and were constantly intrigued by what’s new in the world of art – from sculpture, to paintings, to interactive exhibits. One of the reasons I love to attend art fairs, is to think about how the latest art trends impact the world of home decor. I like to examine the subject matter, textures, colorways, and to think about how these pieces will fit into an interior. In the end, art is something that most of us will experience in an interior context – a home, an office, an institution. As I walked the fair this year, color was something that stood out to me. In particular, the emergence of pastel shades. In thick, abstract paintings, ephemeral watercolors, and photography, the muted, pastel tones were everywhere. I feel like we are going to see more of these delicate tones this year, mixed with a little edge – think girly glam meets rock and roll.

{All images taken by Jeanine Hays for AphroChic}