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Inside the Art Studio of Wolf Kahn

A photo of the studio of late painter Wolf Kahn

 

Wolf Kahn was a German-born painter who moved to the United States in 1940, at the age of 13. During his early years Kahn studied under painter Hans Hofmann, briefly becoming a studio assistant for the artist. As a painter in his own right, Kahn became known for wildly colourful paintings that fused abstraction with figuration, driven by a sense of spontaneity and experimentation. 

 

Kahn’s studio looks almost staged in the above…

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Inside the Art Studio of Carolina Caycedo

A photo inside Carolina Caycedo's California art studio

 

Carolina Caycedo is a Los Angeles-based artist who spent much of her teenage years in Colombia. The artist’s works are influenced by her own cultural experiences and travels, and often take the form of sculptural installations, frequently with an edge toward political justice and environmentalism. 

 

Caycedo’s studio has an atmosphere that reminds me equally of carpentry workshops and classrooms -- the neat arrangement of tape…

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Inside the Art Studio of Andy Blank

A photo of the studio of Andy Blank

 

Artist Andy Blank is the founder of a retail art company under the same name -- the artist’s goal in the creation of the company was to create a scalable business based around a product widely thought to be unscalable. Responding to the inflated prices of fine art, caused by high demand and very low supply, the artist’s practice of mass-production and studio delegation is as much a work of institutional critique as the works he…

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Inside the Art Studio of William N. Copley

A photo of William N. Copley in his art studio

 

Our Studio Sunday featured artist this week is William N. Copley. The adopted son of a newspaper tycoon, Copley became an artist after returning from combat in World War II. The artist was introduced to surrealism by a family friend in the mid-1940s, and fell in love with the art form, opening a short-lived set of galleries dedicated to surrealism, and collecting many important works. Copley’s own career as a painter lasted through…

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Inside the Art Studio of Nayland Blake

A photo of Nayland Blake at his apartment turned museum and studio

 

Nayland Blake is a New York-based artist and educator whose work is performative and multifaceted, usually centering on conversations around queer identity and politics. The artist also frequently deals with themes of a taboo nature, including hedonism, masochism, and other facets of kink. 

 

Blake’s “studio”, pictured above, is also the apartment that they have lived in for many years. Blake is not only an artist, but a…

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Inside the Art Studio of Conrad Shawcross

A photo of Conrad Shawcross' art studio

 

Conrad Shawcross is a British sculptor whose current practice sees him constructing large-scale, kinetic and mechanical objects inspired by science and philosophy. The artist’s works tend to have a geometric, mathematical quality about them, using sharp edges and finely tuned angles to express concepts from physics, mathematics, and architecture. Despite the cool, detached rationality of the works at first glance, each piece seems…

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Inside the Art Studio of Beverly Pepper

A photo of artist Beverly Pepper in her studio

 

Beverly Pepper was an American sculptor and land artist who created monumental, site-specific artworks and installation. The artist was born in New York City but moved to Italy in the 1950s, where she spent the rest of her career. Pepper reportedly studied painting before being so inspired by temples in Angkor Wat, Cambodia, that she decided to pursue sculpture.

 

Though this image looks very deliberately staged, it still offers an…

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Inside the Art Studio of Amy Sherald

A photo of artist Amy Sherald at work in her studio

 

Amy Sherald is a painter based in Baltimore, Maryland. The artist specializes in portraiture, and has become well-known in recent years for her official portrait of Michelle Obama. The artist tends to work from photographs, often photos that she has taken herself, of various people including friends, strangers, and, in the case of the former First Lady, public figures. 

 

Sherald’s studio looks very spacious in this photo, and…

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Inside the Art Studio of Joan Mitchell

A photo of Joan Mitchell standing in her painting studio

 

Joan Mitchell was born in Chicago, Illinois, and studied at the Chicago Art Institute, honing her skills for abstract painting and printmaking. Mitchell is widely remembered as a member of the American abstract expressionist movement of the mid 20th century, despite the fact that for much of her career she lived in France. 

 

Mitchell’s studio space looks basic in this photo; almost utilitarian. I don’t see much else in the…

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Inside the Art Studio of Ron Nagle

A photo of sculptor Ron Nagle in his studio

 

Our Studio Sunday feature this week is Ron Nagle. Nagle is an American ceramic sculptor, as well as a musician. In his artistic practice, Nagle is known for small-scale ceramic works that boast a significant amount of detail and a wide palette of bright, saturated colours. The artist has been based in California for much of his life and career, and his works are influenced by West Coast surf and hotrod culture. 

 

From the looks of…

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Inside the Art Studio of Anthony Caro

A photograph of Anthony Caro working in his studio

 

Anthony Caro was an English sculptor who worked primarily with metal, using both fabricated pieces and industrial scrap to produce large-scale artworks. Though Caro got his start in modernist sculpture studying under Henry Moore in the 1950s, he quickly moved into producing his own abstract sculptures, for which he was lauded during his career. 

 

Caro’s sculpture studio was made for the production of large-scale works, like,…

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Inside the Art Studio of Simone Leigh

A photo of artist Simone Leigh in a sculpture studio

 

Our Studio Sunday feature this week is Simone Leigh. Leigh is a multimedia artist and sculptor originally from Chicago who now lives and works primarily in New York. The artist’s practice deals with themes of ethnic and personal identity, combining elements of feminism with a focus on African art and performance.

 

The artist is pictured here at Stratton Sculpture Studios, a Philadelphia foundry where she was producing works in…

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Inside the Art Studio of Tschabalala Self

A photo of artist Schabalala Self in her art studio

 

Tschabalala Self is an American artist who uses a variety of materials -- including re-worked sections of previous paintings -- to create her works. Self is known for stylized depictions of black female figures, combining a sense of symbolism with slice-of-life realism. 

 

Self’s studio pictured above looks pleasantly chaotic. Everywhere you look in this photo, there are multiple details and hints at the sort of work that’s…

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Inside the Art Studio of Inka Essenhigh

A photo of artist Inka Essenhigh in her studio

 

This week’s studio feature is Inka Essenhigh, an American painter currently based in New York. The artist is known for surrealist paintings that blend rich, voluminous abstraction with pop-art-esque suggestions of figures. 

 

I like the way that Essenhigh’s studio mimics a gallery space -- the white walls jut into the space, holding one painting each, the works hung with geometric expertise. I wonder if these paintings are…

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Inside the Art Studio of Friends With You

A photo of art duo Friends With You in their studio

 

Today we’re taking a look inside the studio of Friends With You, a collaborative art project that is the brainchild of Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III. The duo have been collaborating since 2002, producing artworks in a range of media and styles under the mission of bringing “magic, luck, and friendship™” to the masses. 

 

The Friends With You studio looks like an appropriately fun place. Though it is a large, grey…

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