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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…


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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