Aureus Contemporary is comprised of a small group of collectors, art dealers and curators located in various cities around the globe. Since its inception in 2005, the common goal has been to seek new and emerging talent with an emphasis on craftsmanship and original ideas. Through a group consensus a select group of artists are actively chosen and their work encouraged through various means.
Aureus Contemporary was devised as a response to a burgeoning market for contemporary art that often overlooked artists of profound capabilities at the expense of expedient hype and fashionable taste. The group wished to create a venue where many artists could be equally considered that were not being presented in other areas. It is agreed that the best way to do this would be to maintain a fluid presence in the art world, working in various locations and cities – dependant on the artist(s) being worked with.
Aureus Contemporary’s mission is to seek out artists from a broad range of locations and to present their work without regard for a certain location or scheduled time line. In short, Aureus contemporary creates shows around an artist, or artists, with the express intention of presenting their work to a larger audience of people.
Aureus Contemporary does not intend to represent the artists that it finds. It’s goal is to simply seek out great art by talented emerging artists – particularly in the fields of painting and photography – and present them to a wider audience of fellow curators, gallerists, critics, and general visitors.