Ian Murray is a filmmaker from South London and talks to Own Art about his passion for collecting contemporary art. For him, great art is about a gut reaction; feeling it in his nervous system and finding something which makes him genuinely excited. For an artwork to have real value, it’s got to be truly original. His addictive personality helps (out of all the vices he chooses art!) drive his enthusiasm for buying more and more pieces. The better an artist is at conveying an idea through their craft, the more he likes the work.
Ian likes the fact that Own Art introduces the concept that anyone can be an art collector.