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Studio Sunday: James Rosenquist


A photo of James Rosenquist in his studio

 

This week’s studio Sunday artist, James Rosenquist, was born in North Dakota and grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At the age of 21 Rosenquist moved to New York, where he quickly became one of the most important artists associated with the American pop art movement. The artist was known for large-scale works that borrowed aesthetics from 1950’s advertising and sign painting.

 

The photo above shows Rosenquist in his studio…

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Studio Sunday: Bernard Buffet


A photo of Bernard Buffet at work in his studio

 

It’s Studio Sunday! Let’s take a look at the studio of Bernard Buffet. Buffet was a French painter associated with the art group L’Homme Temoin, who opposed pure abstraction and painted emotionally evocative figurative works. Buffet’s paintings tended to feature pale, skinny figures with backgrounds and scenery marked by heavy, intense brush marks.

 

Buffet’s studio as pictured here looks incredibly chaotic. The artist…

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Studio Sunday: Gabriel Orozco


A photo of Gabriel Orozco's home work space

 

This Sunday let’s take a look at the studio of Gabriel Orozco. Orozco is a Mexican artist who works in a range of media including photography, drawing, sculpture, and installation. Orozco divides his time between Mexico City, New York, and Paris.

 

The artist has said that he doesn’t actually have a dedicated “studio” but instead devotes a space in each of his homes to creating artwork on a smaller scale.  The above photo…

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Studio Sunday: Kenton Nelson


A photo of Kenton Nelson in his studio

 

Today’s Studio Sunday artist is Kenton Nelson. Born in Los Angeles and now based in Pasadena, California, Nelson is a painter best known for his bright figurative works that draw inspiration from American murals and painting from the 1930’s.

 

Nelson’s studio space, pictured here, looks pleasantly warm and homey. This isn’t the hangar-like white-walled space that we often see large-scale painters working in. Instead, the…

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Studio Sunday: Elizabeth Murray


A photo of Elizabeth Murray in her studio

 

Elizabeth Murray was a Chicago-based artist who was active in the American contemporary art scene throughout the 1970’s, 80’s, and 90’s. She was best known for abstract paintings that evoked the suggestion of figures, and for painting of bizarrely shaped canvases.

 

I’m taken by how colorful Elizabeth Murray’s studio looks in this photo – though the walls and floor are the same white hue as many artist’s studios, the…

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Studio Sunday: Tal R


A photo of Tal R in his art studio

 

Studio Sunday artist Tal R was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and grew up in Denmark, where he studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. R is known for wildly colorful paintings that express simplified, almost naïve-style figures in a straightforward manner. More recently the artist has also delved into abstract sculpture.

 

R’s studio looks like a fun place to be, in the above photo. It’s packed with bizarre sculptural…

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Studio Sunday: Fletcher Benton


A photo of Fletcher Benton at work in his studio

 

Fletcher Benton is an American metal sculptor. Based in San Francisco, California, Benton is known for his kinetic sculptures artworks, as well as large-scale steel sculptures that he began producing in the 1970’s. As a kinetic artist, Benton maintained a sense of isolation throughout much of his early career, creating his works in something of a vacuum.  

 

Benton’s studio reminds me of the likes of Richard Serra, or David…

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Studio Sunday: Erwin Wurm


A photo of Erwin Wurm with an assistant in his studio

 

Today’s studio Sunday artist is Erwin Wurm. Born in Austria, Wurm still lives and works in Austria between the cities of Vienna and Limberg. Wurm is best known for sculptural and installation works that take familiar objects and spaces and distort them into bizarre facsimiles that are at once humorous and disturbing.

 

Pictured above, Wurm’s home studio in Limberg is where the artist creates his sculptural works (and perhaps…

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Studio Sunday: Norman Rockwell


A photo of Norman Rockwell at work in his studio

 

Today’s studio Sunday artist is Norman Rockwell. Rockwell was an American author, illustrator and painter who was active throughout the beginning of the 20th century. Rockwell became known for his paintings and illustrations of American life, and his name and style have become synonymous with the aesthetics of vintage Americana.

 

Rockwell’s studio looks charmingly neat and tidy in the above photo. The wood floors in particular…

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Studio Sunday: Samara Golden


A photo of Samara Golden working in her studio

 

Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Samara Golden has lived throughout the United States, and currently lives in Los Angeles, California, where she works in a studio space in the artistic neighbourhood of Boyle Heights. The artist is known for room installation works that address isolation and long-distance communication.

 

Golden’s studio looks packed, and softly lit in this photo. It has the home-studio aesthetic of lamp light, large…

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Studio Sunday: Pat Stier


A photo of Pat Stier painting in her studio

 

Studio Sunday artist Pat Stier was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1940 and now lives and works in New York. The artist is known for painting and printmaking in an abstract expressionist style. Her works are often monochromatic, and utilize splashing and dripping techniques to layer paint and other materials onto canvases.

 

Stier’s studio looks cool and well lit in this photo. I enjoy that in this photo (which is actually a video…

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Studio Sunday: Michael Sailstorfer


A photo of Michael Sailstorfer's studio space

 

This week’s Studio Sunday looks at Michael Sailstorfer. Based in Germany, Sailstorfer is known for sculptural installations that take recognizable objects as a starting point, then edits them into strange new constructions. The artist often uses machines or mechanical components in his work.

 

Sailstorfer’s studio is bright and large in this image. It looks like it has multiple rooms, as well -- or at least the pictured archway…

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Studio Sunday: Lucio Fontana


A photo of Lucio Fontana's art studio

 

Lucio Fontana was born in Argentina to Italian parents, and lived alternately in Italy and Argentina throughout his life and career. The artist was known for founding Spatialism, a largely Italian-centered art movement which focused on bringing light, color, and even sound into the “real” world, effectively escaping the bounds of the traditional canvas.

 

Fontana’s studio, pictured above, looks like quite the place! It looks…

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Studio Sunday: Charles Beck


A photograph of Charles Beck in his studio

 

Today’s Studio Sunday artist is Charles Beck. Born in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Beck made a name for himself as a woodcut print artist and painter in the 1950’s. Beck’s works are known for their simplicity and subdued color schemes – the artist sometimes created paintings on location in the Minnesota wilderness, and his subject matter often reflected that landscape.

 

Beck’s studio is cozy and packed with art supplies, wood…

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Studio Sunday: Kerry James Marshall


A photo of Kerry James Marshall in his studio space

 

Today’s Studio Sunday artist is Kerry James Marshall. Marshall was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and grew up in South Central Los Angeles. The artist is known for paintings that address themes of racism and civil rights in America, with stark, black figures often featuring prominently.

 

Marshall’s studio in the above image looks busy and rather bright – a classic contemporary painting studio. The artist is pictured sitting…

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