( Alessandra Giorda)Peter Gressman is an important art manager. In the interview to follow he tells his passion for art, next projects and the relationship with music. He is the art agent for various Indian artists including the century artist Bahrat Thakur. Very interesting interview with Peter from Dubai. Good read !
Tell us the news of the exhibition of paintings in India
The question goes a bit in a direction in which I am active, but live and especially active I am in the UAE where I also support a lot of artists from India and so watch the market also there intensively. In particular, since I am the art agent for various Indian artists including the century artist Bahrat Thakur the e. had a very successful exhibition in New Delhi last month. Fact is India has a big art market and some of the most important collectors are Indians and most of them are actually focused on collecting artists from India.
Will you describe your work, please?
I founded artforumuae 10 years ago as a no profit organization and about 2 years ago artforumindia. The purpose of artforumuae was and is to support artists who live and work here. What was initially thought of as helping my home has developed very quickly, so in 2012 I decided to move to the UAE. Meanwhile, it is an unfortunately unpaid full time job but I enjoy it very much. But by the way, I still work as a fine art dealer on a very high level. Here I am involved in a big Discovery Project which is currently on the negotiating table in the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Unfortunately, I can not say anymore because this project is not yet publicly known. Only so much this project could make the Louvre Abu Dhabi one of the most important museums in the world.
What painting is for you?
Art is a passion for me and was already part of my childhood. Although I am not an artist myself and originally worked in tourism for 35 years, I had the opportunity to visit almost all the museums around the world and acquired a broad knowledge of art. Specialist books on art have accompanied and fascinated me all my life. And it was always a dream for me to change the art as a consultant and trader. I fulfilled this dream in 2001.