“Art is the highest form of hope,” Gerhard Richter 

2020 was a difficult year and it was a particularly hard year for the hospitality industry. The emergence of Covid 19 and the closure of so many commercial interior spaces from restaurants, hotels to work spaces, at times it will have made the future of the sector for look bleak. Yet here we are in a new year, and while we are not out of the proverbial woods just yet, we at Art Story wanted to share with you our thoughts on hope.

What is hope? Hope is defined as a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen. Hope is the future that we strive for. It is the space between discontent and contentment. Hope is a yearning for better position than the one we find ourselves currently presiding. Therefore 2021 by its nature is the embodiment of hope. Much like Edward Ruscha’s 1998 artwork entitled Hope, where the artist has attempted to abstract the word hope by use of a spray gun. We are not out of the darkness yet but hope is present and emerging. Read More