Unlocking the potential of collaboration: abstract art in the corporate world

Anthropologie uses abstract artwork by Claire Desjardins in windows.

As an abstract artist, I've always believed in the power of art to transcend boundaries and inspire meaningful connections. Over the years, I've had the privilege of seeing my work grace the walls of homes and businesses across the globe. Yet, one realm of collaboration that has particularly intrigued me is the intersection of abstract art and the corporate world.

Anthropologie store: window barricade designed by abstract artist, Claire Desjardins.

In today's fast-paced business environment, companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of fostering creativity and innovation among their employees. This is where abstract art can play a pivotal role. Its fluid forms, vibrant colors, and open-ended interpretations have the ability to spark new ideas, stimulate dialogue, and transform workspaces into dynamic environments that fuel inspiration.

So, how can abstract artists like myself collaborate with the corporate world? Here are some ideas to consider:

1. Corporate Art Installations

Art installation: paintings by abstract artist, Painter Claire Desjardins.

Offer your artwork to be displayed in corporate offices, lobbies, or conference rooms. Many companies invest in art to enhance their work environments and inspire creativity among employees.

2. Custom Artwork for Offices

Corporate Boston office installs artwork wallpaper by abstract artist Claire Desjardins.

Work with companies to create custom pieces tailored to their brand identity, values, or specific themes. This could include large-scale paintings, murals, or sculptures that reflect the company's culture.

3. Art Workshops and Team Building Events

Ritz-Carlton employee painting workshop

Host art workshops or team-building activities for corporate teams. This could involve teaching employees about abstract art techniques or guiding them through a collaborative painting experience.

4. Art for Events and Conferences

Abstract artist, Claire Desjardins, painting at Chicago apparel show.

Partner with event planners or companies hosting conferences to provide artwork for event spaces. Your pieces can add a unique and creative touch to corporate events and gatherings.

5. Art Subscription Services

Corporate office with abstract painting by artist Claire Desjardins.

Offer a subscription service where companies can regularly rotate artwork in their offices. This allows businesses to enjoy a variety of artwork while supporting your artistic practice.

6. Collaborate with Interior Designers

Paintings by artist Claire Desjardins, hang in upscale condo.

Partner with interior designers who work with corporate clients. They can incorporate your artwork into their designs for office spaces, hotels, or other commercial projects.

7. Art for Employee Recognition Programs

Abstract artist, Claire Desjardins, painting in Las Vegas at apparel show.

Create customized artwork to be given as awards or gifts for employee recognition programs. Your pieces can serve as meaningful and memorable tokens of appreciation.

8. Virtual Art Exhibitions

Abstract painting by Claire Desjardins in a virtual exhibit.

In today's digital age, consider hosting virtual art exhibitions for corporate audiences. This allows companies to engage with your artwork remotely and potentially invest in pieces for their spaces.

By approaching potential corporate partners with a professional and collaborative mindset, emphasizing the value that your artwork can bring to their organization, you can open up new avenues for creativity and connection. Together, let's unlock the transformative potential of abstract art in the corporate world.

Artist Claire Desjardins shows her work at URBN headquarters in Philadelphia.
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Some lovely work and useful advice, thank you ☺️

Katherine Afshar

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