Nick Hissom and Kameron Ramirez, the power duo behind Aktion Art, open a new gallery on Worth Avenue.
Aktion Art’s flagship gallery is open to the public or by appointment at The Esplanade on Worth Avenue.
The founders of Aktion Art, Nick Hissom and Kameron Ramirez, dish on their new flagship gallery in Palm Beach and reflect on their creative journey together.
How is Aktion Art unique, and what can visitors expect from the gallery?
NH: We offer the most compelling emerging artists, the best masterpiece works and the most exciting of bluechip pieces. In addition, we have a colorful array of diverse and successful people organized into a community united through their passion for art and celebrating art around the world.
Why did you choose Palm Beach for your flagship gallery?
KR: Nick and I have been coming to Palm Beach for years on holiday. Aktion Art always follows the pulse of the art market, and during COVID we realized that Palm Beach would rapidly become the center of the American art industry. We arrived just in time!
What makes your partnership together successful?
NH: Our tastes are unique but also very similar. Kameron and I always reach an agreement on the artists we collect and invest in. There is also a lot of collaboration on the curatorial side, event planning, logistics, artist management, collector management and so on.
Aktion founders Nick Hissom and Kameron Ramirez
How do you select the pieces you showcase in your gallery?
KR: I like art that’s not difficult to place into collections. Art that feels good, is thought-provoking and pieces that you won’t get tired of looking at. I always want things to feel fresh, timeless and cool.
NH: It’s a combination of aesthetics, messaging and longevity. First of all, it has to look right; art is about beauty after all. Secondly, it helps if there is a cohesive message that ties the various pieces of art and artists exhibited together. And lastly, we invest in our artists for the long term. Whether they are established or emerging, they have to have real talent and be able to stand on their own two feet.
“How Green is The Grass” (2021, oil on linen), 300 by 200 centimeters, by fine artist Connor Addison.