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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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Studio Sunday: David Hockney


A black and white photo of a young David Hockney posing in his studio

 

Today’s Studio Sunday looks at David Hockney’s work space. Hockney began his career in the 1960’s and eventually proved himself to be one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.

 

Hockney is a figurative painter whose works range stylistically from hyper-realistic to highly abstracted. His subject matter has ranged from urban, suburban and pastoral landscapes to domestic scenes and candid portraits, to…

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Studio Sunday: Henry Moore


A black and white photograph of Henry Moore working in his studio

 

It’s Studio Sunday! Let’s look inside the studio of sculptor Henry Moore. Moore is well known for his large-scale sculptures made with marble and bronze that have been installed as public art in cities around the world. The sculptures are loosely figurative, often using exaggerated curves and bulbous shapes to give the impression of human bodies in movement. The Art Gallery of Ontario currently houses the world’s largest…

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Studio Sunday: Roy Arden


A photograph of Roy Arden's art studio

 

Roy Arden is a Canadian artist currently based in Vancouver, BC. For today’s Studio Sunday, take a look at Arden’s studio!

 

Arden was originally known for his photography, but has more recently branched out into multiple mediums including film, sculpture and painting. The artist’s photographs frequently concern the urban environment, and the changing landscape of the city over time. A more recent work involved compiling…

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Studio Sunday: Walead Beshty


A photograph of Walead Beshty standing in front of three large works in his studio

 

It’s Studio Sunday! Today we’re taking a look inside the studio of Walead Beshty, photographer, sculptor, and associate professor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

 

Best known for photography and photograms, though his work spans a much larger oeuvre. In one of his popular works, the artist ships a series of glass vitrines of various dimensions in cardboard boxes via FedEx, later displaying cracked…

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Studio Sunday: Karin Mamma Andersson


A photo of Karin Mamma Andersson sitting in her studio

 

Karin Mamma Andersson, our Studio Sunday artist, was born in northern Sweden and now resides in Stockholm.  Her first notable solo exhibition was in 2007 in Stockholm and she has since had several exhibitions in New York.

 

Andersson is a figurative painter whose subjects are mostly everyday activities and spaces often with a touch of the surreal elements added by the veil of dreams or memories. She also frequently paints scenes of…

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Studio Sunday: Chris Ofili


An aerial photo of Chris Ofili working on a very large painting in his studio

 

Our Studio Sunday artist today is Chris Ofil. Chris is an artist perhaps best known for his paintings working with elephant dung. His overall practice, however, is much more varied.

 

While not all of Ofili’s works are this large, it’s amazing to see the creation of this one in progress, with the help of a large warehouse space and several assistants. The painting here, a backdrop for a performance by the Royal Ballet in 2012,…

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Studio Sunday: Annette Messenger


A photo of Annette Messenger in her studio

 

Our Studio Sunday today will look at the work space of Annette Messenger. Messenger has a varied studio practice that includes drawing and installation, and combinations of the two.

 

Messenger often uses India ink as a component in her works, sometimes creating drawings in her studio and sometimes drawing directly on the walls of a gallery.  As the artist has said in an interview, she sometimes uses so much India ink for drawing…

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Studio Sunday: Miguel Conde


A photo of Miguel Conde painting in his Madrid studio

 

Today’s Studio Sunday feature is Miguel Conde. Conde was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and now lives and works in Spain. He is noted as a figurative painter, printmaker and etcher.

 

Conde’s studio appears quite utilitarian. I enjoy the way every wall is completely obscured by paintings – stacked on top of each other in some cases. The studio has interesting tile floors and a big drawing table that for the artist to work…

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Studio Sunday: Claes Oldenburg


A contemporary photo of Claes Oldenburg working in his studio

 

Claes Oldenburg was originally born in Stockholm, Sweden, but grew up in Chicago, later relocating to New York City. He is well known for his large scale sculptures of everyday objects such as food and clothing

 

Oldenburg’s current studio in New York looks bright and busy. This photo is relatively recent, taken in 2011. I see a lot of different materials in this shot including what might be construction paper, tape, perhaps a…

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Studio Sunday: Fred Tomaselli


A photo of Fred Tomaselli working on a painting in his studio

 

Fred Tomaselli is known for his mixed media works on wood board. When viewed from afar, the artworks appear to be paintings but in fact often have bits of trash, scrap papers, plants and medicinal products adhered to their surface under a layer of shining epoxy gloss.

 

Tomaselli’s studio is located in Brooklyn, NY. In this studio photo it is clear the amount of work and detail that goes into each of Tomaselli’s paintings –…

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Studio Sunday: Mona Hatoum


An interior photo of the studio of Mona Hatoum

 

Mona Hatoum is an artist who specializes in video and installation art of a performative, questioning nature. Born in Lebanon, Hatoum took a trip to London just before a civil war broke out in Lebanon, and chose to stay in London studying art between 1975 and 1981, rather than returning home to the conflict.  

 

The artist’s studio is a beautiful example of modern architecture, and comes complete with a huge work space, as well…

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