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Studio Sunday: Dana Schutz


A photo of painter Dana Schutz working in her studio

 

Dana Schutz is a painter who currently works out of a large, private studio in Brooklyn, New York. The painter is known for intensely bright, almost gaudy images that are strongly figural despite loose and surreal formal aspects. Schutz’ studio is an expansive space where the artist works on multiple paintings at once.

 

In the above photo, the floor of Schutz’s studio is littered with sheets of vellum or plastic wrap, each…

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Studio Sunday: Tom Otterness


A photo of Tom Otterness' sculpture studio in Brooklyn

 

This week’s Studio feature is American sculptor Tom Otterness. Otterness is well known for his work in public sculpture. He uses a light, cartoonish style to create works that address more complex social and political issues, drawing in viewers first with the cute, inviting figures, then encouraging deeper thought and discourse.

 

Otterness’ studio, pictured here, looks aptly large for creating works of public sculpture. A few…

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Studio Sunday: Olafur Eliasson


A photo of Olafur Eliasson's Berlin studio

 

 

Our Studio feature this Sunday is Olafur Eliasson. Eliasson is a Danish artist who is well-known for his large-scale installation works, which are often placed in public spaces and sometimes harness natural elements such as sunlight, water and ambient temperature as a part of the work. In 1995, Eliasson founded Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin, a space in which the artist and around 90 assistants and employees work together to…

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Studio Sunday: Niki de Saint Phalle


A photo of Niki De Saint Phalle in her studio

 

It’s studio Sunday and we’re looking inside the work space of Niki de Saint Phalle. Niki was an artist from France whose work spanned many decades and many different media, notably becoming architectural and sculptural while still retaining an element of bizarre fantasy.

 

De Saint Phalle’s studio is pictured above as a place of wide experimentation. She seems to be working on several large, sculptural forms as the picture is…

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Studio Sunday: Ed Ruscha


A photo of Ed Ruscha working in his studio

 

It’s Studio Sunday! Pictured above is the art studio of Ed Ruscha, likely taken in 1960’s when the artist was working mostly in painting and print media. Ruscha is known for his work within the American pop-art movement, and his experimentation with artworks in a variety of traditional media as well as photography and film. Ruscha moved from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles in 1956 and has been based in California ever since.

 

The…

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Studio Sunday: Laura Owens


A photo of Laura Owens' studio

 

Laura Owens is a painter currently based in Los Angeles, California. Originally from Euclid, Ohio, the artist’s paintings tend to reference many different historical painting techniques and movements, through the lens of representational animal and landscape portraits.

 

The artist’s studio looks rather unassuming in these images from Owens’ portfolio. Owens has used her studio as an installation space, a collaborative space…

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Studio Sunday: Joyce Pensato


A photo of Joyce Pensato working in her Brooklyn studio

 

It’s Studio Sunday, and we’re taking a look inside the extremely paint-splattered studio of Brooklyn artist Joyce Pensato! Pensato has lived in Brooklyn, New York, for her entire life, and continues to be based there even as a successful artist. She is well-known for appropriating well known cartoon characters, turning them into bizarre works of modern art that combine a dark, sludgy aesthetic with a palpable edge of humour.…

 

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Studio Sunday: Markus Oehlen


A photo of German contemporary artist Markus Oehlen in his studio

 

In today’s Studio Sunday, let’s look inside the studio of Markus Oehlen! Oehlen is a German painter who rose to prominence in the 1980s as a part of the Neue Wild movement, a movement that favoured an energetic punk style that was opposed to minimalism.

 

The above photo of Markus’ studio space offers a few hints about the artist’s practice. In the large pile-up of paintings against the wall I can see at least one that is…

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Studio Sunday: Uwe Kowski


A photo of Uwe Kowski working alone in his painting studio

Today’s Studio Sunday features Uwe Koski, a painter based in Berlin. Kowski studied painting and graphics at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany, and both these stylistic influences are clear in his works.

 

In this photo, it looks like the artist has covered most of the floor of his studio with paint smocks. He also appears to have several works in progress on the go at once. I like the way Kowski…

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Studio Sunday: Charline Von Heyl


A photo of Charline von Heyl working in her studio

 

This week’s Studio Sunday focuses on the work space of Charline von Heyl. Charline moved to New York from Germany in 1994 after her first solo show in New York. The artist’s style is referential to many different art movements of the past and contemporary art history, though it never seems as though she is copying or appropriating. Painting exclusively in abstraction, she resists having a narrative applied to her works, while her…

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Studio Sunday: Huma Bhabha


A photo of Huma Bhabha sitting in her New York studio

 

 

Happy Sunday! Let’s take a look inside the New York studio of Huma Bhabha. Bhabha was born in Karachi, Pakistan and is best known as a sculptor, though she creates works in many different media including painting, pastel and collage. Her sculptures are often composed of traditional materials mixed with found objects, brought together into half-abstract human forms and strange, otherworldly inventions.

 

I really enjoy the brick…

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Studio Sunday: Art Spiegelman


A photo of Art Spiegelman's art studio

 

It’s studio Sunday! Let’s pay a visit to the studio of comic artist and graphic novelist Art Spiegelman. Speigelman has been working in the illustration and cartooning sphere for over four decades, getting his start drawing packaging and inserts for bubble gum wrappers. His semi-autobiographical graphic novel Maus, about the artist’s parents’ struggle to survive during the Holocaust, was released in 1991 to critical acclaim.…

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Studio Sunday: Alison Bechdel


A photo of Alison Bechdel at work in her studio

 

 

This Studio Sunday, let’s take a peek inside a studio that Alison Bechdel recently worked in. Bechdel is an American artist and comic book illustrator. She has written and illustrated both serial comics and graphic novels, including Fun Home and Are You My Mother? The artist’s subject matter is often autobiographical, looking at her relationship to her parents and her own struggles with growing up and coming out as a lesbian.…

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Studio Sunday: Jean Tinguely


A photo of Jean Tinguely's art studio

 

Our studio Sunday artist this week is Jean Tanguely. Tanguely was a Swiss painter and artist who became a part of the Dada movement after moving to France in 1952. He became well known for his artworks that critiqued the early beginnings of mass production following the industrial revolution. In particular, the artist created works that took the form of kinetic machines that served no real purpose, as well as several sculptures that…

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Studio Sunday: Chris Johanson


A photo of Chris Johanson at work in his studio

 

Our Studio Sunday artist this week is Chris Johanson. Johanson is based in California and known for his simplified, sketchy street art and painting style. He began his artistic career in his early twenties after moving to San Francisco, where he became a part of a larger group of young street artists.

 

The above image of Johanson’s studio depicts the space as a long, rather narrow room that has few windows but seems well lit all…

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