The art world has suffered a major setback when the pandemic hit the world. Art collectors and investors held back because of financial reasons. Galleries were closed and art fairs were canceled. But instead of waiting for the industry to get back to normal, Bartosz Beda pivoted his way to continue what he has started and promote art appreciation. Today, Beda launches his website for virtual studio visits and artwork purchases.
Bartosz Beda is an emerging artist from Poland. He moved to the United Kingdom to study at the Manchester School of Art. And when he graduated, he slowly built his career as an artist. He was even named as the most promising emerging artist in the UK and has had many recognitions since then. His works have been widely referenced for The Independent, Studio International, Expose Art Magazine, Creative Times, Radcliffe Times, A-N Magazine, as well as Buzzfeed, and Daily News to name a few. Some of his works were also featured in The Guardian, The Telegraph, Money Week, NatWest, and Inlander.
As Beda starts his career in the art world, he did not allow the pandemic to stop him to continue building his name. Beda did not allow the pandemic to be the reason why people stop appreciating the arts and from supporting artists like him. He utilized the internet, like many other industries. He shifted his attention to offering a virtual tour of his gallery and selling his works through his website, https://store.bartoszbeda.com.
“I cannot imagine doing something else other than painting,” Beda shared. “I am grateful for the people around me who support and love my art. And today, I share my paintings with you.”
Beda uses his website, which was designed with easy navigation, to bring his works closer to the public at the comfort of their own homes, at their preferred time. Art fans from around the globe can visit his website to browse his gallery, as his works and projects are all accessible in just a few clicks on his website. His artworks—original paintings, projects, posters, subscriptions, art books, and catalogs—are all for sale. Should anyone wish to purchase an item, the person can schedule a call or video call through the website to see the artwork before collecting it. This way, the person gets a better overview of the artwork that he/she is considering purchasing. The artist is also available for any inquiries regarding his works through chat or email on his website.
The pandemic may have changed the way things went, but it should not stop industries and players from figuring out how to continue to move forward. For an artist like Beda, the pandemic can be quite challenging, but it can also bring more opportunities for him to show his talent and share his masterpieces. For Beda, promoting his works through the internet at the time of social media and technology allows him to cater to a wider audience and teaches him how to navigate through the waters of a post-pandemic world.
About Bartosz Beda
Bartosz Beda is an emerging artist from Poland now living in the United States. Once branded as the one to watch, he has works in the public collection of Reading Public Museum, Brownsville Museum, Siena Art Institute, and Fondazione per l’Arte, as well as in some private collections throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.