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Studio Sunday: Tracey Emin


A photograph of Tracey Emin looking thoughtful in her studio

 

Today’s Studio Sunday artist is Tracey Emin. Tracey is part of a loosely collected group of artists known as the Young British Artists, a term applied to those who graduated from England’s Goldsmith College in the late 1980’s and have enjoyed surging popularity in the art world ever since.

 

Tracey’s works are in many different mediums, from drawing and painting to needlework and textile art, to large installations and video…

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Studio Sunday: Anni Albers

 


Anni Albers weaving on a loom in her studio in Black Mountain College

 

Today’s studio Sunday will focus on Anni Albers. One of the most important and well-known textile artists of the 20th century, Albers is known for her loom-woven works, and is seen here weaving in her studio at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. Albers’ husband Josef, another noted artist and educator, was a teacher at the college.

 

I imagine a textile studio to be slightly different from, say, a painting or sculpture…

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Studio Sunday: Theaster Gates


A photo of Theaster Gates with employees and assistants in his pottery studio

 

Our Studio Sunday artist this week is Theaster Gates. Gates was trained in pottery, and though he now works in a wide variety of media creating a number of different types of artworks, he still uses ceramics and pottery frequently in his work. The studio pictured above is Gate’s pottery workspace, located in what used to be a beer warehouse in Chicago.

 

Gates is highly interested in the restoration and transformation of spaces,…

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Studio Sunday: Susan Rothenberg


An interview photo of Susan Rothenburg seated in her art studio

 

The studio that we’re looking at today is that of New Mexico painter Susan Rothernberg. Rothernberg’s work has been compared to the likes of Georgia O’Keefe – this is especially apparent in the paintings that exhibit her desert surroundings, as she lives and works in the same area that O’Keefe frequented and enjoyed.

 

This comparison, however, hardly does justice to Rothernberg’s paintings, which are more like very…

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Studio Sunday: Bruce Nauman


Bruce Nauman standing in his very messy studio space

 

Happy Sunday! Today, let’s take a peek inside the studio of Bruce Nauman. Nauman’s artworks span a range of mediums and styles such as sculpture, photography, drawing and performance, and he has had a long career with plenty of time to explore all of these thoroughly.

 

In the 60’s, after he finished his education, Nauman was faced with the question that burdens every recent art school graduate: that is, what to do with…

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Studio Sunday: Lee Bontecou


A blback and white photo of Eva Hesse in her studio looking at an in-progress work

 

Today, let’s look inside the studio of American artist and sculptor Lee Bontecou. Hesse had an unfortunately short but very interesting career as one of the most celebrated sculptors of the post-minimalist movement of the 1960’s. The style of sculpture that she often worked with is sometimes called “anti-form,” and it’s easy to see how this name would apply to Hesse’s works, which celebrate their materials, as she…

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Studio Sunday: Rita Ackermann


A photograph of Rita Ackerman working in her Brooklyn studio

 

Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1968, Rita Ackermann has had an illustrious career in art, showing in galleries across North America and Europe. She moved to New York at a young age to study and be immersed in the American art scene, and she continues to live and work there to this day.

 

Ackermann’s works could be classified as paintings, but she certainly does not limit herself to paint as a medium. I find most of her works have a…

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Studio Sunday: Pop Artist Antony Micallef


A photo of Antony Micallef working on the floor in his studio

This Studio Sunday, let’s check out Antony Micallef’s studio. This is one of the messiest studio photos I’ve seen and I think it’s great. I’m someone who often ends up with my work all over the floor, so it’s great to see a successful artist using this kind of technique to their advantage. It looks like Micallef does his painting on a flat surface as opposed to on an easel, so the floor method would probably be good for…

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Studio Sunday: Painter Gary Hume


A photo of Gary Hume working in his studio in London

 

On today’s Studio Sunday, we’re looking inside the studio space of London-based artist Gary Hume. Hume is notable for his paintings in which he uses glossy house paint. His painting use large, flat shapes of colour, layered over one another to create reductive, yet representational images.

 

The first thing I notice about Hume’s studio, located in London, is the big shelf against the wall that’s stuffed with paints! A huge…

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Studio Sunday: Painter Zao Wou-Ki


A photo of painter Zao Wou-Ki sitting in his studio

Today on studio Sunday we’ll visit the art-making space of Chinese-French painter Zao Wou-Ki. Zao’s works are huge, colourful landscapes that seem to blend the soft, dreamy landscapes of the French romantic painters with a sparse, highly technical eye.

 

Zao’s studio looks quite modest in this photo – but large enough to accommodate a few of his large paintings in process. I also love that he appears to have a fish tank in his…

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Studio Sunday: Painter and Sculptor Jean Dubuffet


A black and white photo of Jean Dubuffet working in his art studio

Located in Vence, France, Jean Dubuffet’s studio was somewhat cozy by the standards of many well known artists, but it seemed to suit his method of working just fine. Nearly one entire wall of the space was taken up by windows, which must have allowed for a lot of gorgeous, natural light for hours, regardless of the season.  In the corner was a long, corner shaped desk at which Dubuffet must have created sketches and plans for his…

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Studio Sunday: Richard Tuttle


A photo of Richard Tuttle working in his art studio

Richard Tuttle is an American artist who is well known for his part in the post-minimalist art style. He uses a lot of common materials in his works, such as clay, Styrofoam, rope and bits of fabric and other detritus. His works are notably smaller than those of many of his contemporaries.

 

Tuttle’s studio, due to the nature of his work, does not require a lot of open space, but instead it takes well to having several work tables…

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Studio Sunday: Richard Pousette-Dart

 


A black and white photo of Richard Pousette-Dart in his studio

It’s Studio Sunday, and time to take a look inside the studio space of American painter, Richard Pousette-Dart. Pousette-Dart is noted as one of the founding artists in the New York School of painting. While he is traditionally associated with painting, he also produced a number of works in the medium of sculpture drawing, and photography.

 

Pousette-Dart’s studio in New York, (pictured here in 1962) appears packed with…


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