Marine Tanguy has been working in the art world for the past seven years.
An advocate for artists from a young age, Marine managed her first gallery at 21, opened her first art gallery in Los Angeles at 23 and finally created her current business, MTArt, to promote the artists she believed in across the globe. MTArt is the first artist agency promoting influential visual artists and specialising in talent management: building, growing and accelerating their careers.
Marine is a thought leader, writer and frequent speaker on contemporary art. She is a member of The Thousand Network, the Creative Industries Federation, the Association of Women Art Dealers and a fellow of the RSA.
I love the London Art Scene - it illustrates the city so well. That is, for its diversity, its vibrancy and its relevance to the contemporary art world. It's fair to say that it is one of the most important art capitals of the world. So many art galleries, businesses and artists rise or die over here. London represents every facet of the art world - from the garage exhibitions (Hackney) with the very young to the more traditional (West Side), to historical class museums (National Gallery and Royal Academy of Arts) to the very exclusive (Berkeley Square with Philipps). It's a tough city for artists, it's expensive, difficult to be heard and a struggle to get a studio - yet it attracts so many of the best (intellectually and technically) as a London recognition is still very much a benchmark. Recently, with Brexit, London has been even more heroic in my eyes: the multiple phrases #londonisopen (thanks to our mayor Sadik Khan) to many cultural initiatives designed to integrate the wider classes - festivals, digital streaming and studio units. I wouldn't dream of having registered my company in any other city and I am very proud to be a Londoner.
I love introducing people to art that they have never seen before - from artists studios hidden in a back garden to the paintings in museums you never truly look at. I like comparing what seems unthinkable - the old masters with the most conceptual art today. I love for people to meet passionate people - the artists, the curators, the critics etc. I want you to like art just as much as I do - not pretentiously but for its intrinsic value - get some good trainers on and let's go!