PRAISE SHADOWS represents artists in contemporary art. We create exhibitions, partnerships, and opportunities beyond the traditional gallery model.
Since our founding in 2018, we have represented artists for public art commissions, exhibitions, new technology platforms, licensing programs, and sponsorships.
Praise Shadows Fine Art on Artsy was launched in November 2019 to provide an additional avenue for artists to engage with new audiences and the art market.
We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates… Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty.
Our name is inspired by the 1933 essay by Junichiro Tanizaki, In Praise of Shadows. It is a work of literature that has profoundly impacted many artists and creatives in and beyond Japan, including James Turrell, William Kentridge, and David Adjaye. In an artist’s development, we look for potential in both the light and the shadow, the negative and the positive space, the fine art and the commercial practice, the physical and the digital realm.
Read about Tanizaki and In Praise of Shadows in this excellent synopsis by Brain Pickings.