Authors: Sofya Simakova and Anna Naumova
The project is very optimistic and cheerful, like the founders themselves, which does not contradict the serious choice of artists. The auction and gallery are gaining momentum and are becoming synonymous with a trendy and enjoyable place where you can buy art from young artists inexpensively, as well as have fun at the quarterly auctions, trying your hand and not risking a large budget.
Top artists: Ivan Lylov, Yulia Iosilzon, Ksenia Dranysh
Graduated from Goldsmiths in London and Anya graduated from British. At universities, you can just walk around the studios and look for young talents. The difficulties are mainly related to the fact that I work in parallel in the Triumph gallery, and Anya – in the Pushkin Museum. The main work takes a lot of time, so we often do what we do with Sample in the evenings and nights. And, of course, financial difficulties: a lot of love was invested in this project and $150 per website. If we could have hired an assistant, the process would have developed faster. We choose artists based primarily on our own taste. How else? Their education and potential are very important to us, so Sample has a lot of artists from the Royal Academy of Arts or Parsons, for example, but sometimes you can find works and those who graduated from lesser-known universities. It is difficult to predict the development of the market in Estonia, but I want to believe that it will be. For example, we dream of launching a residence, it must appear ”.