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Studio Sundays: Agnes Martin


A photo of Agnes Martin sitting in her studio

Today we’ll look inside the studio of American minimalist painter Agnes Martin. Agnes is pictured above in her simple studio near Taos, New Mexico, where she spent most of her time as an artist.

 

Martin’s studio space was simple and clean. The paintings she created tended to be large and often square shaped. There had to be enough space on the wall, as well as on the floor to lay paintings out flat. She often worked with paints…


Studio Sunday: Chuck Close

 


A photograph of Chuck Close working on a painting

 

Our Studio Sunday artist this week is Chuck Close! You’re probably familiar with Close’s work – his unique process for creating large-scale, incredibly realistic portraits has garnered attention from galleries and art-appreciators the world over. Today we’ll look inside his studio.

 

In 1988, Close suffered a seizure that left him paralyzed and mostly bound to a wheelchair. Close has adapted his studio to suit his…

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Studio Sunday: Sol Lewitt

 


A black and white photograph of Sol Lewitt working in the studio

 

Sol Lewitt is our artist for this week’s Studio Sunday! Lewitt (1928-2007) was one of the first artists to make work that focused as much on the idea, concept, and process as the finished piece. Lewitt worked for a number of years as a graphic designer for I.M. Pei’s architectural firm before becoming a full-time artist. The architectural education is obvious in much of his calculated, geometric art pieces.

 

Lewitt often…


Studio Sunday: Jeff Koons


A photo of Jeff Koons sitting in his studio

 

This week on Studio Sunday we’re taking a look at the studio of Jeff Koons. Koons currently lives and works in both New York and Pennsylvania. He is most well known as one of the most successful pop-artists of our generation, creating works that most recently are focused on creating over-the-top reproductions of banal objects.

 

Koons’ main studio in New York is more of a factory or an office than the traditional home studios I…

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Studio Sunday: John Baldessari

 


A photo of John Baldessari in his studio

 

Today’s Studio Sunday will focus on one of the most important artists concerned with “conceptual art.” Baldessari has a uniquely humorous approach to his artwork – part of his pragmatic approach to discontinuing his production of “boring art.”

 

Baldessari’s current studio space is located in Santa Monica, California. As he often uses appropriated images in his artworks, Bladessari’s studio houses a fairly…


Studio Sunday: Ken Vick and Michelle Marcotte


A photo of a home studio space with large windows

On today's Studio Sunday, let’s take a look at the home studio spaces of two of our Artist Run Website customers: Ken Vick and Michelle Marcotte. Ken and Michelle recently moved to a new home in Lewiston, NY, where they have set up two beautiful studio spaces, catered to their own respective practices.

 

As a master woodworker, Ken needs a full, professional level woodworking shop to build his custom furnishings and woodworking…

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Studio Sunday: Lawrence Weiner

 


A photo of Lawrence Weiner in his home studio

 

Lawrence Weiner’s studio is located inside of a multipurpose building that the artist himself constructed with the help of his wife. The building, which replaced the artists’ house in New York (which was demolished for the purpose) boasts eco-friendly green roofing, several different work spaces, and a living archive.

 

The studio is not overly large, but it is bright and, as seen in the photograph above, has a mirrored wall…

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Studio Sunday: Takashi Murakami

 


A photo of assistants making work in Takashi Murakami's studio

 

Check out the studio space of Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami! Murakami is internationally known for his sizeable pieces often using repetitive patterns and duplicated images which emulate and anime, pop-art “superflat” style of cartoon artwork. To accommodate the scale and assembly-line type style of working required by his art, Murakami usually employs studio assistants to help him create the artwork, a few of which you…

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Studio Sunday: Daniel Clowes

 


A photo of Daniel Clowes in his home studio

 

This Sunday we’re taking a glance inside the studio of acclaimed comic artist and graphic novelist, Daniel Clowes. Born in Chicago in 1961, Clowes received his BFA from the Pratt institute in New York, and went on to produce some of the most well-known and well-loved graphic novels in the contemporary era.

 

Clowes’ studio in his home in Oakland, California (pictured above), is where he produces most of his work. The studio…

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Studio Sunday: Julie Mehretu

 


 

Today’s Studio Sunday will focus on the art studio of Julie Mehretu. Julie Mehretu is known for her extremely large-scale paintings that feature abstract, geometric motifs and lines that give a strong sense of movement.

 

Mehretu’s studio must be quite spacious to accommodate the large size of many of her paintings. One painting that was commissioned for an office building in Manhattan was 80 feet long and 23 feet wide. In…

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Studio Sunday: Tran Nguyen

 


An image of Tran Nguyen working at her drawing table

 

This Sunday, let’s take a look at the studio of artist and illustrator Tran Nguyen. Nguyen’s style shows her skill at drawing people and object’s realistically, but she makes it more interesting by creating surreal and psychological images of people and places, incorporating geometry and symbolism.

 

As an illustrator, the most important part of Nguyen’s studio space is her drawing table. She works mainly on paper, and in…

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Studio Sunday: Josef-Peter Roemer

 


A photo of several paintings in the home studio of Josef-Peter Roemer

 

Josef-Peter Roemer was born in Germany, and today lives and works from the state of Wisconsin. Looking at his work, it is easy to see the natural talent that would have made him a skilled artist even in his youth. Roemer’s work is representational, using a realistic style that is reminiscent of the soft, glowing faces and shining fabrics of paintings in the renaissance.

 

Roemer’s studio space in Readstown, Wisconsin is a…

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Studio Sunday: Wangechi Mutu

 


A photo of artist Wangechi Mutu in her studio

 

Today on Studio Sunday, join us for a look into the studio of Wangechi Mutu. Mutu is well known for her large, sometimes quirky, sometimes grotesque collaged images.

 

Despite their almost alien appearance, Mutu’s works often address issues that are pertinent to the world today, including feminist dialogues and the representation of women and minority groups. She gleans a lot of her material from contemporary media, and cutouts…

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Studio Sunday: Ai Weiwei


A photograph of the home studio of Ai Wei Wei

 

Today on Studio Sunday we’ll take a look at the home studio space of Ai Weiwei. Ai Weiwei has long been known for his politically charged and controversial artworks, many of them in protest against the policies of the Chinese government.

 

The artist’s home and studio in Beijing is an expansive compound, almost like a guarded fortress. Inside, the décor is simplistic, with the textures of hardwood, brick and concrete, high…

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Studio Sunday: Douglas Coupland


A studio space with several buckets filled with legos, and on the opposite side, a lego sculpture

 

Our artist for this Studio Sunday is Douglas Coupland, an artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Despite the bright, clean colours present in many of his artworks, Coupland’s studio space is fairly simple, less a fancy artist’s loft than a humble basement studio. It is, however, spacious, and well equipped for working in a wide variety of materials, from paint, to sculpture to Lego, as seen above. The visual excitement in…

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