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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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Studio Sunday: Elizabeth Peyton


A close-up photo of Elizabeth Peyton's desk in her studio

 

It’s Studio Sunday! Let’s take a look inside the cute studio of Elizabeth Peyton. Peyton is an American artist, best known for painting portraits of friends and family members as well as celebrities and European royalty. Her small studio is located in New York.

 

The artist’s work desk is furnished with paintbrush holders, a tiny easel and a record player. Having a record player right next to one’s work desk like this seems…

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Studio Sunday: Anish Kapoor


A photo of Anish Kapoor standing in his studio with an assistant

 

It’s Studio Sunday again, and time to pay a visit to the studio of Anish Kapoor. Kapoor is a London-based artist perhaps most famous for his public sculpture Cloud Gate, currently installed in Millenium Park in Chicago. Many of Kapoor’s works are public sculptures, installed and exhibited in cities including Paris, London and New York. He’s known for making giant, soft-edged shapes that are a good definition for what many…

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Studio Sunday: Nam June Paik


A photo of Nail June Paik working in his video editing studio

 

 

This week’s Studio Sunday will take a look inside the multiple workspaces of Naim June Paik. Paik was born in Korea and moved to the United States as a young man to pursue his artistic career. The artist grew to fame in the 60’s and 70’s with his innovative work in the media of film, video and performance.

 

I love the look of Paik’s video editing studio in the above photo. The studio pictured here was in Paik’s home in…

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Studio Sunday: David Shrigley

 

A photo of David Shrigley in his home studio in Glasgow

 

This Sunday, let’s look at the studio of David Shrigley. Shrigley’s works are imbued with a surreal sense of humour, and though often drawn or sculpted in the style of a child’s comics they tend to explore philosophical and existential ideas and trains of thought.

 

The artist’s studio in, this photo, looks more like a home studio than the spaces of many other artists who create work in their homes. It’s not a…

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Studio Sunday: Azuma Makoto


A photo of the inside of Azuma Makoto's atelier/studio in Aoyama, Japan

 

Today on Studio Sunday let’s take a look inside the studio of Azuma Makoto. Makoto is a Japanese artist who works in the unusual medium of flowers, growing them, sometimes splicing them and otherwise affecting their development, and placing them in bizarre installations. Recent artworks by Makoto have seen gorgeous, lush flower arrangements frozen in blocks of ice and placed in a cold warehouse or rocketed into the upper levels of…

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Studio Sunday: Martin Creed


A photo of Martin Creed in his East London studio

 

It’s studio Sunday! Let’s visit the workplace of British artist Martin Creed. Creed is a multimedia artist whose works are often visually simple but conceptually deep. He won the Turner Prize in 2001 for Work No. 227: The Lights Going On and Off. The piece consisted of an empty room in a gallery in which the lights set to turn on and off every five seconds.

 

Creed’s studio in this photo looks tight and cluttered, but the…

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Studio Sunday: Yinka Shonibare


A photo of the interior of Yinka Shonibare's studio, with the artist and two assistants at work.

 

Today on studio Sunday we’re looking at the studio space of British artist Yinka Shonibare. Shonibare is a mixed media artist whose works often use brightly coloured pieces of fabric. Conceptually, the works explore themes such as colonialism, globalization and identity. Shonibare has a condition which paralyses one side of his body. For this reason he enlists the help of a number of assistants in the production of his artworks.…

 

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Studio Sunday: Kara Walker


A photo of Kara Walker working in the studio

 

Today’s Studio Sunday feature is Kara Walker. Walker was born in Stockton California. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design and the Atlanta College of Art.

 

The artist is known for her works that explore difficult concepts and issues surrounding race, sexuality, identity and the violence found therein. She most frequently does this through black paper silhouette cut-outs of human, animal and environmental figures. The…

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Studio Sunday: Wolfgang Tilmans


A photo of Wolfgang Tilmans in his studio

 

This week we’re looking at the studio space of photographer Wolfgang Tillmans. Tillmans was born in Germany and currently lives and works in London. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 2000.  

 

His studio, pictured here, looks quite expansive. It looks as though Tillmans is busy organizing some works on the floor. I like the little detail of the coffee cup and the pen near the artist’s feet – definitely a sign of some…

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Studio Sunday: Angela Bulloch


A photograph of the interior of Angela Bullock's studio

 

Our Studio Sunday artist this week is Angela Bulloch. Her work is interested in processes, rules and mathematics and frequently explores these ideas through the means of constructed electronic and mechanical systems. In her early works, Bulloch created “Drawing Machines,” which reacted to stimuli such as noise or movement in a gallery space to draw varying lines on the gallery wall. While the machines are in themselves works of…

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Studio Sunday: Ron Mueck


A photo of a work in progress sculpture in Ron Mueck's studio

 

Today’s Studio Sunday features the workspace of London-based sculptor Ron Mueck. Mueck’s hyper-realistic sculptures are made with synthetic materials such as fiberglass, silicon, and resin. This artist began his career working as a sculptor and puppeteer on children’s shows, but soon turned his attention to being a full-time artist.

 

While his sculptures are often very large in scale, Mueck frequently works with very small…

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Studio Sunday: Paula Rego


A photo of several works in Paula Rego's studio

 

Today’s Studio Sunday focuses on the studio of Paula Rego. Rego was born in Lisbon, Portugal and now lives and works in London. The artist’s works are figural and frequently symbolic, taking a cue from classical paintings of mythology to paint contemporary scenes that tell complex stories.

 

Rego also incorporates soft, stuffed dolls into her studio work, sometimes using them to guide her poses in the place of a model. In the…

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Studio Sunday: Constantin Brancusi


A photo of Constantin Brancusi's art studio

 

It’s Studio Sunday, so let’s take a look inside the art studio of Constantin Brancusi. Brancusi was born in Romania, but came to France to pursue his artistic career, primarily as an abstract sculptor. After studying at the Paris Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1905, Brancusi befriended other great artists of the time such as Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse and Amedeo Modigliani. The artist completed his last sculpture in 1949, a few years…

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Studio Sunday: Lucian Freud


A black and white photograph of Lucian Freud's studio, with "Two Brothers from Ulster" sitting on the easel

 

Our Studio Sunday artist this week is Lucian Freud. Lucian was born in Germany but moved to Britain prior to World War II, where he began pursuing his figurative painting career.

 

Known in his later career for painting portraits and full-body nudes, generally in deep earthy skin tones, using thick, heavy layers of paint. His subjects often have serious or neutral faces, and combined with the overall tone of the paintings, are…

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