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It’s all a question of balance.

We’re all a little off balance: too serious, too lighthearted, too busy, too frivolous… one extreme to another. The trick is to find balance. Art embodies the emotions, atmosphere and wisdom missing in our daily lives. To the overworked and anxious, art is like a good armchair, it provides relaxation from mental fatigue. For the all too serious, art demonstrates how important humor is for our emotional health and resilience. Alba Blázquez shows how a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness. Comfort Zone by Martynas Pavilonis reminds us that we need moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves to give away.

Re-balance your life with art.

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Beyond decor: Art for the workplace

There are endless merits of displaying artwork in your office or work space, where we spend the majority our day. Beyond decor, art creates immersive environments for people to think and collaborate. When we’re in the company of impressive artworks, we’re inspired, stimulated and motivated. Art calms you down when you’re simmering in stress and gets you fired-up when faced with new challenges. Art also helps you connect to your clients on an emotional level. Stew features art that’s quirky and unique to provoke, stimulate and re-enchant you. Choose art that contains potent doses of your company culture, your most innovative ideas and intrinsic values.

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Drawing “Togetherness”: Art by Eleonora Arosio from Italy

Eleonora Arosio creates uplifting and heartfelt artworks about the importance of playfulness, connections and togetherness. Her work focuses on the ironic and spontaneous everyday facets of life from a woman’s point of view. We love the summer-themed nude figures — their quirky imperfections are endearing and charming. Her drawings are positive reminders of how unity attunes us to each other, how peers make all the difference and how trusting others makes us suffer less. Her art makes us aware that we’re all part of this humanity together.

Eleonora Arosio is a young artist and illustrator based in Italy, but hopes to have many bases around the world. She recently graduated from NABA Academy in Milan. In the past year she’s been featured on websites such as It’s Nice That and iGnant, won a competition for Airbnb and collaborated with magazines like Nurant and Frrresh.

Isn’t everyone a part of everyone else?

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Souvenirs from Summer.

It’s only when we get older we start to appreciate the beauty in seasons. Summer transiency brings about a sense of serene melancholy and longing. When summer is growing distant, art brings back memories of summers past: of intoxicating warm air, togetherness and the kind of love that brings everlasting impact on the course of life. Art pins down the essence of summer.

Summer encased in a bell jar.

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Art doesn’t have to be so serious all the time

“Why is contemporary art so difficult to understand?” It’s a knotty and familiar question. How often have you walked into an art gallery or museum thinking “WTF?” (we all have), or seen people tiptoe forward to read a label then awkwardly focus on a mundane detail? Reading about art doesn’t help either. Much of art journalism is filled with superfluous, obscure and off-putting jargon (or “art bollocks“). Art commentary appears to be drowning in abused semantics, vague contradictions and incomprehensible assemblage. The internet, on the other hand, excites straight talk. The internet knocks down the intimidation factor of art. Stew features art about about you, conversations about us. Art on Stew brings us clarity about today’s issues, they capture the quirks, humor and nuances of our generation. Specific emotions are articulated in the most witty, poignant and satirical ways, like how it feels when the heart and mind are not on the same page, or how the world exploits the gullible, or how today’s youths feel cramped, congested and overworked. Art reminds us we are never alone in our frustrations. Art helps us face the day with renewed enthusiasm.

We should relax around art.

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