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Studio Sunday: Hassan Sharif

A photograph of the late Hassan Sharif in his studio


Hassan Sharif lived and worked in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, though his work is featured in collections throughout the Middle East and Europe. After getting a brief start in artwork as a political cartoonist, Sharif began formal art studies in 1979 and soon abandoned these cartoons in favor of process-oriented abstract art.


Sharif’s studio looks bright in this photograph, packed with studies of different styles and materials.…

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Studio Sunday: Salvador Dali

A photograph of Salvador Dali in his studio in the 1950s


This week’s Studio Sunday artist is Salvador Dali. Renowned for his beautiful works of surrealism, Dali was famous for being both a talented artist and a strange character. The artist was born in Spain and lived there for most of his life, setting up a studio in a fishing house in Portlligat, Catalonia, where he created many of his most famous works.


This fishing-house studio is pictured above – here it looks quite modest –…

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Studio Sunday: Cindy Sherman

A photograph of the interior of Cindy Sherman's studio


Cindy Sherman is a New York-based artist who, since the mid-1970s, has been crafting self-portraits in which she dons elaborate costumes to assume numerous alternate identities, both of anonymous characters and well-known public figures.


Sherman has continued to make these photographs for the past several decades, and her art space now reflects her expertise, like a spacious backstage area for some sort of modern theatre. I really…

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Studio Sunday: Korakrit Arunanondchai

A photo of Korakrit Arunanondchai working in his studio


Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, Korakrit Arunanondchai creates multidisciplinary work, often incorporating fashion, painting and video installations all at the same time. The young artist currently works out of a studio in New York.


In the above photo, Arunanondchai’s studio appears small and simple. The works on the wall may be some of the artist’s “denim paintings” – that is, sheets of denim that are treated with…

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Studio Sunday: Laurie Lipton

A photograph of Laurie Lipton at work in her studio


Laurie Lipton is an artist who draws gigantic, photorealistic figurative images of various scenes, often combining various themes and subjects to create surreal images. Lipton’s practice serves as something of a protest against the art school notion that figurative art is dead, and that abstraction should be held as more important.


The artist’s studio, as pictured above, looks incredibly slick and clean. The wood floors have a…

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Studio Sunday: David Nash

A photo of David Nash sitting among sculptures in his studio


David Nash is an English artist who is best known for his wood sculptures, and natural artworks which he creates by manipulating and sculpting living trees. The artist tends to carve his works roughly with a chainsaw, as well as occasionally charring the wood for a rustic, blackened effect.


Nash’s studio looks like a strange forest from a fantasy or sci-fi novel. The space is filled with trees or large chunks of wood in various…

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Studio Sunday: Christopher Wool


A photo of Christopher Wool's art studio


Christopher Wool is this week’s Studio Sunday featured artist. Wool was born in Boston in 1955 and later moved to New York. An art school dropout, Wool’s formal education centered on painting before he became more interested in underground music and film.


Pictured above is Wool’s studio space in Marfa, Texas. The artist currently divides his time between Marfa and New York. The studio has the appearance of a warehouse –…

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Studio Sunday: David Lynch

A photo of David Lynch painting in his studio


While perhaps best known as a filmmaker, David Lynch is also a visual artist, and was originally trained as a painter and continues painting alongside his film work. As an artist, Lynch is known for his dark, murky-colored paintings that address dreams and subconscious thoughts in an off-kilter, abstracted way.


The above photo of Lynch’s studio makes the space seem suitable to the aesthetic that he’s cultivated over his…

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Studio Sunday: Yue Minjun

A photo of Yue Minjun in his art studio


Chinese painter Yue Minjun is widely celebrated for his paintings that always feature human figures made in his own image, with faces frozen in laughter so intense that it becomes almost sarcastic. While the artist has been grouped in with the “cynical realism” movement in China, he personally rejects this label.


Yue’s studio must be a happy, if slightly manic place to be – I really love seeing the artist pictured here as…

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Studio Sunday: Keith Haring

A photo of Keith Haring in his studio


This Studio Sunday we’re looking at artist Keith Haring. Haring rose to prominence mainly in the late 70s and early 80s, becoming well-known for his brightly-coloured, reductive artworks that dealt with almost incongruously serious issues both social and political.


I love the floors in Haring’s studio – I have to wonder if the space came like that when he first moved into it, or if he got the floors put in once he was…

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Studio Sunday: Nara Yoshitomo

A photograph of the studio of Nara Yoshimoto


Yoshitomo Nara lives and works in Tokyo, Japan, though his work has been exhibited and collected internationally. Nara is known for his simple drawings of childlike figures, influenced by vintage Japanese animation and comic books, as well as the American influence on the country during the artist’s childhood in the 1960s.


Nara’s studio pictured above has the look of an artistic child’s bedroom. With works spread across the…

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Studio Sunday: Dan Flavin

A photo of Dan Flavin in his studio


Dan Flavin was an American artist, famous for his work with commercial fluorescent lighting. While he began creating these works as wall-based installation, in the late 1970s he began moving away from this mode of operating, instead building larger, corridor-like structures and replacing much of his studio work with site-specific installation.


The above photo, taken shortly before this move to public art and site-specificity,…

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Studio Sunday: Donald Judd

A photo of Donald Judd working on woodcuts in his studio


Donald Judd was born in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, before eventually relocating to New York where he developed his art practice alongside the American abstract expressionist movement. While Judd spent his lifetime stringently denying his classification as a minimalist artist, much of his work follows the formal tenets of minimalism.


In the above photo, Judd can be seen hard at work in his studio, experimenting with woodcut…

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Studio Sunday: Tony Feher

A photo of the interior of Tony Feher's studio


Tony Feher was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and lived throughout the United States before acquiring his B.F.A. in Texas, then finally settling in New York. Feher was well known for his assemblage works that mashed together found objects and lowbrow materials to create delicate, lightly humorous installations.


The artist’s love for working with glass and plastic vessels is clear in these photos of his studio. In the above…

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Studio Sunday: Mie Yim

A photograph of Mie Yim in her New York studio


Korean-born, New York-based artist Mie Yim’s painting practice focuses on abstract yet voluminous forms. Her recent work features elongated, tubular structures that snake across the surface of the canvas, intersecting with themselves and other forms to create a whole image.


In the above photo, Yim’s studio looks like an industrious, business-like operation. The artist is posed quite imposingly with her works, giving one the…

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