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We want to be your Theo Van Gogh – Vango Studio’s Vision || Why I started Vango

Art Market, The Latest By August 22, 2017 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Since launching Vango Studio, I have had a lot of artists ask ‘What is Vango’s vision?’, and more personally, ‘Why did you start Vango?’ In this video, I answer both of these questions as well as give you a little glimpse into the life experiences that led me to start Vango. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the…

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Artist You Need To Know: Jun Yang

Artist Spotlight, The Latest By August 17, 2017 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

  Born in Seoul, Korea and currently living in San Francisco, California, Jun Yang’s diverse background is mirrored in his art, with its eclectic mix of subdued, almost minimalist conceptual pieces, energetic abstract expressionist works, and whimsical and colourful pop art paintings. Yet, what makes Jun’s work special are the distinct elements that connect each piece, and identify them as…

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Introducing Vango Studio’s Instagram Playbook

The Latest By August 13, 2017 Tags: , , , , No Comments

A big part of our mission at Vango is to empower all our artists and provide you with the right tools and support systems to grow your careers. We believe social media isn’t all about cat videos* (*we still love these!) and news updates- It’s a stage which artists can use to spread their story and foster communities. The highly…

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7 Alternative Art Spaces To Check Out

The Latest By August 3, 2017 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

The experience of viewing and selling art has expanded beyond the sometimes intimidating and inaccessible realm of museums and traditional galleries. More and more, emerging artists are finding alternative spaces to showcase their art and get their voices heard, while art-lovers are discovering new ways of experiencing art. At Vango, we believe that art can and should be experienced anywhere…

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The Online Art Market Series Part III – Brick & Mortar Galleries begin to move more online

Art Market, The Latest By July 5, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , 3 Comments

The fourth part of this series looks at the traditional gallery space.  Admittedly I know least about the traditional art space and running a gallery. However, if you look at the top four stats given by the report on galleries to me you have an industry on its heels and in survival mode.   74% of the galleries surveyed believe…

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The Online Art Market Series Part II – Online Galleries Need a Double Espresso!

Art Market, The Latest By June 28, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , 6 Comments

We have seen tremendous growth in online platforms the past five years going from 30 to 300+ online platforms.  However, as articulated in the last part of the series (which looked at the buyer experience) I feel that online platforms need to step it up when it comes to being innovative and to understanding the needs of the consumer.  For…

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The Online Art Market Series Part I – Why buyers have yet to sink their teeth into the “sleeping art world”

Art Market, The Latest By June 17, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , 7 Comments

In this 5-part series, I review the art market as outlined in the Online Art Trade Report by Hilcox.  First, I look at the art market and buyer journey, then the online art galleries and how technology plays a role. Next, I look at how traditional galleries are utilizing technology followed by the artist’s journey selling online. Lastly, I look…

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As Vango turns three, we look at our position in the art world.

Art Market, The Latest By June 12, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 12 Comments

Vango turned three this month! Every year we reflect on what we’ve accomplished the past year and what we’ll do over the next 12 months to achieve our mission: to improve the experience of buying/selling art.  Admittedly, we have done far more for buyers than artists (something we’ll come back to). This year our anniversary coincided with the release of…

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