THE smARTest PROJECT LTD
THE smARTest PROJECT LTD is an independent social art enterprise founded in 2015 in London in the aim of bringing life change and nurturing collective consciousness through arts. THE smARTest PROJECT LTD helps International Inspirational emerging artists to exhibit and sell their work to a global audience, nurture their talent, build their reputation and gain International recognition. Our vision is to bring more diversity, more originality and more fairness into the art world, disseminate and display widely more Inspirational Art in our daily life to express and leverage change.
We are at the forefront of a big wave that will shake the current art world in the near future. We are establishing a new market. We explore and nurture the emotional, social and economic potential of Inspirational art, which includes visionary art, surreal art, abstract-expressionism art, art brut and outsider art. Starting from Haiti we are now going worldwide to support International artists, mostly self-taught, who live out of the mainstream, create beyond the normative, go over the boundaries. They are essentially from countries or cultures who endure long-lasting hardship. These artists, whose creative abilities and ingenuity, are unequal, have inspirational narrative to give to humanity who is ready to listen.
Over the past 2 years, THE smARTest PROJECT has been pioneering the introduction of Haitian art in the London art scene and furthering the challenging vision of a fairer art world for all talented artists no matter their origin, renown, status, background or network. We have represented artists in more than 15 exhibitions gaining significant recognition. We have revealed up-and-coming masters, confirmed the emergence of a new trend and highlighted the need and demand for more International Inspirational art. We have created a precedent that positions ourselves as one of the most innovative and valuable art company in the London art market. But most importantly, we have helped artists to make a living from their art, support their family, nurture their creative business and conduct art workshops for children.
Trust - Integrity - Fairness
Despite their undeniable talent and their unique sense of creativity, an infinite number of International Artists have limited access to the International Art scene. Their geographic location, their economic situation, their anonymity, the absence of art education background, the nonconformity of their art and their disconnection with the art world isolate these artists from the main international art hubs. The art market has become somehow elitist and conservative. It favours artists who have sufficient financial means to show their work, artists who are able or are enough proactive to market themselves online and offline, artists who have pursued art studies, artists who follow trends and respond to the commercial demand of the market, or artists who live in western countries. It brings artists to compete with one another on an economic basis and rejects a vast majority of talented artists worldwide. It limits the endless variety and originality that International Artists could show to the world, it distorts the true meaning that originates from the creation of art, it narrows the notion of art itself influencing the regard, the taste and the decisions of the general public, and it promotes the duplication of art and artists. The art market has created a replicable business model that runs out of steam and seeks new inspiration.
Art is more than a product. It’s a vision, the introspection of a soul, a universal language connecting cultures and individuals together. Art is an invitation to travel.
We are meant to bring change and explore alternatives to nurture the infinite potential of International Art and the creative vision of Inspirational Artists.
> We believe in artists first;
> We believe in art as an act of self-expression, with no rules, intuitive, expressive, initiatory, meaningful, and the inner soul as the main driving source of inspiration;
> We believe in an art that inspires, instructs and provides emotions to people, that opens minds and mentalities, that influences practices and policies, that expresses a message, a feeling, a state of consciousness, that transcends a reality;
> We believe in equal opportunities for all talented, creative and inspiring artists to show their work worldwide no matter their origin, their background, their status, their renown or their connection to the art world;
> We believe that the renown of an artist be based on his/her talent, originality, creativity, the aesthetic of his/her work, the deepness and pureness of his/her inspiration;
> We believe in new technologies to bring the vision of Inspirational Artists to life;
> We believe in collaboration instead of competition, bringing in diversity into unity, encouraging the collective rather than the individual;
> We believe in more Inspirational Art in our daily life to stimulate collective consciousness, taking art out of the traditional art premises.