West Hollywood, California–(Newsfile Corp. – January 14, 2021) – The Artist Tree is a one-of-a-kind destination for art and cannabis exploration with locations across Southern California. As one of the only art exhibition spaces currently open, the West Hollywood location provides a unique venue for artists to display their works and to comment on current events. Starting January 13th, The Artist Tree Marijuana Dispensary location in West Hollywood will be exhibiting art by Los Angeles artist, Roger James (b.1965). James’ artwork is influenced by his work in the fashion industry and he primarily works on canvas. The painter’s work reveals flexibility in thoughts, chaotic forms, vigorous hues and intentional toughness. He sees the beauty in an imperfect psychedelic world. James quoted “the amalgam of several colors is like notes in classical music. There is deep meaning but that depends on your personal interpretation.”
What made you take the leap to start your own business?
I always had and continue to have a vision of how I want things to be run. After interning for Sotheby’s and some well known art establishments, I wanted to apply the skills I learnt with enough freedom to experiment and grow.
Art dealer Arushi Kapoor is the founder of ARTSop Fine Art Consulting in Los Angeles and the director of Arushi Arts Gallery in the USA, UK and India. Discover with Artsper her predictions for the future of the art market, the up and coming artists to look out for and her own extensive personal collection…
Hi Arushi, how do you think about risk?
Anything worth having will be risky. I would consider myself a high risk taker and I enjoy it. This shows clearly in how I deal with work. I take risks on emerging artists and give them art shows. I take risks doing larger art deals. Without risk, the reward isn’t worth it. When a person chooses a career, there is opportunity cost. That itself is a risk. Growth and Risk go hand in hand.
Arushi Kapoor is content to grant her own wishes, rather than leave them in the hands of fate. As one of the youngest fine art dealers with her own gallery and art consultancy, at only 24 years-old she has already fulfilled one of her life goals: selling her first million dollar painting. She shares, though, that she feels accomplished every time she makes a sale. “I take everything very lightheartedly,” she explains of the balance she aims to keep, “but I am fiercely competitive with myself. When opportunity strikes, you need to jump on it.”
One of the most profound attributes of fine art is its ability to transform a space. Displaying an artist’s creation on a blank wall or in an empty room provides a window into an artist’s mind and soul, welcoming us to view and explore the artist’s perspective. Art is open to personal interpretation and affects how we experience the world around us. We founded The Artist Tree on this core principle because art, like cannabis, invites creativity and introspection. As one of the few exhibition spaces currently open in Los Angeles, we take great pride in providing a unique venue for artists to display their work and comment on current events.