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Studio Sunday: Heinz Mack


A photo of Heinz Mack in his studio

 

Heinz Mack is a German artist who is known as one of the founders of the ZERO art movement, a movement that reacted to the trend of abstract expressionism by decreeing that art should be devoid of color and emotion.

 

Despite his associations with ZERO, Mack’s studio looks bright and colorful, with the paintings behind him adding a certain cheerful aesthetic to the whole room. They’re large enough to have the presence of a…

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Studio Sunday: Arakawa and Gins


A photograph of the late Arakawa and Gins in their shared studio

 

Shusaku Arakawa and his partner Madeline Gins were a husband-and-wife duo who created site-specific architectural constructions that served both a practical and artistic purpose. Going by the simplified name of Arakawa and Gins, the pair began collaborating in 1963 and later founded the Reversible Destiny Foundation, a sort of conceptual architectural firm that designed and built buildings with the intention of extended the human…

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Studio Sunday: Tokushin Yoshioka


A photograph of Tokujin Yoshioka working in his studio

 

Tokujin Yoshioka is an artist and designer originally from Japan’s Saga prefecture. Yoshioka works as a designer and has collaborated with numerous well-known companies throughout his career. His visual artworks often take the form of room installations, and have been collected by institutions including MoMA, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Yoshioka’s office and studio space is located in…

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Studio Sunday: Francis Picabia


A photograph of Francis Picabia in his studio

 

Francis Picabia was a French artist who created artworks in a variety of media throughout his life, including writing, typography, and painting – as shown in the above photo. Picabia began painting around the time that Impressionism was becoming popular in France, and later moved into experimentation with Cubism and Surrealism. He is perhaps best known as a member of the Dada art movement of the 1910’s and 1920’s.…

 

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Studio Sunday: Chuck Webster


A photograph of the interior of Chuck Webster's studio

 

Chuck Webster is a New York-based artist who is known for his works of soft abstraction showing lone geometric figures on abstract, materially-focused backgrounds. Throughout his artistic career, Webster has made a point of experimenting with creating his paintings on different grounds and in different sizes, though his style remains highly distinct and recognizable.

 

As seen in the photo above, Webster’s studio looks like a…

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Studio Sunday: Alan Lee


A photo of Alan Lee in his drawing studio

 

Our Studio Sunday artist this week is Alan Lee. Lee is a British artist who creates book illustrations as well as concept designs for movies. Working most often in watercolor and pencil, Lee is best known for his fantasy illustrations including those in editions of classics like The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

 

Lee’s studio looks like the perfect cozy illustration studio. It reminds me a little bit of the studio of Art…

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Studio Sunday: Jennifer Beinhacker


A photograph of the interior of Jennifer Beinhacker's art studio

 

 

Studio Sunday artist Jennifer Beinhacker is based in Brooklyn, New York, where she creates art in a modest attic studio. The artist‘s work often takes the form of busy, colorful mixed media works, serving as representations of her artist’s thoughts and feelings.

 

Beinhacker’s studio space has a cozy-yet-modern feel to it.  The white walls and bright lighting are quite homey. I rather like the slanted ceiling that tapers…

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Studio Sunday: Fia Cielen


An interior photo of Fia Cielen's studio space.

 

This week on Studio Sunday, let’s take a look inside the studio of Fia Cielen. Cielen, a Belgian artist, works in this beautiful studio space in Antwerp. Known for her drawings, sculptures and installations, the artist creates works that are surreal and difficult to unpack, showcasing a mysterious world with slightly sinister undertones.  

 

Cielen’s studio is the picture of modern comfort and aesthetics. Her desk appears quite…

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Studio Sunday: Lara Schnitger


A photo of Lara Schnitger in her Los Angeles studio

 

Lara Schnitger was born in the Netherlands and has traveled throughout the world exhibiting her work. She is best known for sculptures made from fabrics, including found textiles. Schnitger currently divides her time between Los Angeles and Amsterdam. The studio pictured above is the artist’s Los Angeles space.

 

Schnitger’s studio is quite big, and here has a definitely warehouse-type aesthetic, with bare white walls and a high…

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Studio Sunday: Polly Morgan


A photo of Polly Morgan at work in her studio

 

This Sunday, let’s take a look inside the home studio of Polly Morgan. Morgan is a sculptor based in London. Taxidermy animals form the basis of Morgan’s sculptures, which tend to have a surreal yet allegorical sense about them.

 

Morgan’s studio might seem a little unnerving to some. As much of her work revolves around the medium of taxidermy, her studio is at any given time, full of animal remains. Morgan has a number of…

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Studio Sunday: Barnett Newman


A photograph of Barnett Newman in his studio

 

This Sunday, let’s step inside the studio of Barnett Newman. Newman is best known as a major artist of the American abstract expressionism movement, and one of the first artists to delve into color fields as a style of painting. Newman’s works are mostly vast in size, with the entire canvas often covered in a single color of paint, occasionally broken up by vertical lines that the artist called “zips.”

 

I really enjoy this…

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Studio Sunday: General Idea


A photograph of General Idea's Toronto studio space

 

This Sunday, let’s look inside the studio and meeting space of Canadian art collective General Idea. General Idea comprised three artists: Felix Partz, Jorge Zontal and A.A. Bronson. They were active as a collective between 1968 and 1993, working in Toronto and New York.

 

Artistically, General Idea were highly conceptual, using formats like postcards, stamps, posters, balloons, often associated with advertising and popular media,…

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Studio Sunday: Jeanne Mammen


An image of Jeanne Mammen's home studio

 

Jeanne Mammen, our Studio Sunday artist this week, was a German artist who was active during the Weimar period of the early-20th century, which was marked by the production of slightly surreal and grotesque figurative painting and drawing. Mammen’s work often featured female figures and imagery of everyday life in Berlin.

 

Mammen’s work was denounced by Nazi’s during the Second World War, leading the artist to stop exhibiting…

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Studio Sunday: Francesco Climente


A photo of Francesco Climente in his New York studio

 

Our Studio Sunday artist this week is Francesco Climente. Climente was born in Naples, Italy, in 1952 and has spent much of his career working in both New York and Varanasi, India. His artwork tends to be introspective, exploring the artist’s own evolving sense of self and encouraging viewers to do the same.

 

The studio pictured above is expansive, and surprisingly sparse. Given Climente’s vast range of influences I might have…

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Studio Sunday: Henri Matisse


A photo of Henri Matisse's studio

 

This week’s Studio Sunday artist is Henri Matisse. Matisse was a French artist, known in his earlier years as a highly experimental painter and later upheld as one of the forefathers of modern art. The artist spent most of his life living and working in the city of Nice.

 

Matisse’s studio space here has a lovely, homey feeling to it. The photo is completed with the artist’s wheelchair, right where it probably would have sat…

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