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Studio Sundays: Sculptor Aaron Curry


artist studio with large red paintings on the walls
Aaron Curry is a sculptor from Texas who uses plywood, metal, spray paint and other materials to create large, anthropomorphic forms that seem to change depending on the angle they are seen from.  His studio space, located in a large warehouse in Los Angeles, California, must be big enough to accommodate many of these forms along the walls, as well as work tables stuffed full of paint and other supplies.

 

A recent motif in Curry’s…

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Studio Sundays: Installation Artist Yayoi Kusama


woman with stuffed animals and dots

This Studio Sunday we explore the creative space of Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese installation artist most well known for her large scale pieces featuring many circular or spherical components laid out on a plane or surface.

 

The photo above was taken in 1963 or ‘64, and features Kusama in her New York studio, working on components of Accumulation. Because of the sculptural, environmental nature of much of Kusama’s work, her studio…

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Studio Sundays: Photographer Jeff Wall


artist jeff wall on a ladder while looking down at a table in his art studio

On this Studio Sunday we are featuring the workspace of Canadian photographer Jeff Wall. Wall is most well known for his extremely large scale photographs, often featuring complex scenes of everyday life with multiple subjects and focal points – almost like wide shots from a film, suspended in freeze-frame.

 

Wall’s studio, in this photo, appears clean and stark – a contrast to many of the painter’s studios that I’ve written…

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Studio Sundays: Painter Francis Bacon


messy artist studio of francis bacon with paintings on the wall and clutter and garbage everywhere

For Studio Sunday this week we’ll be taking a look inside Francis Bacon’s studio at 7 Reece Mews, in London. The above photo was taken in 1998 – while Bacon passed away in 1992, his studio remained exactly as the artist left it, until it and its contents were donated to a gallery in Dublin by Bacon’s heir.

 

To me, the idea of a studio remaining empty and untouched for 6 years after the death of its resident artist is somehow…

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Studio Sundays: Comic Artist Jean Giraud


artist working on a drawing while sitting at a desk

 

Today on studio Sunday, have a look at a photo of Jean Giraud, aka Moebius, at work in his home studio. Moebius is well known for his work in comic books and graphic novels, often telling strange and esoteric science-fiction tales.

 

As a comic book artist, Giraud’s studio would have included a drawing table, pots of ink in various colours, and of course, the requisite bookshelf packed with other graphic novels and the work of his…

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Studio Sundays: Roy Lichtenstein


Roy Lichtenstein sitting on a stool in his art studio surrounded by his paintings

Our artist for this Studio Sunday is Roy Lichtenstein. Born in Manhattan, New York, in 1923, Lichtenstein is best known as a painter, and as part of the pop-art movement of the 1960’s. Lichtenstein’s works reference the popular medium of comic books, as well as advertisements from the era.

 

These artworks were far from simples copies of comic-book pages, however. Lichtenstein’s work looked critically at the industrial and…

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Studio Sundays: Sculptor Rebecca Warren


woman sitting on a chair in her art studio. she is surrounded by clay and pottery supplies

 

 

Today on Studio Sunday we’ll take a look at contemporary sculptor Rebecca Warren. While Warren’s sculptures might appear at first glance to be abstractions, many of them reflect the way that the figure, especially the female form, is portrayed in popular art and media.

 

Rebecca Warren's studio environment in London (seen in the above photo) is very important to the outcome of her work. Notably, she works primarily in unfired…

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Studio Sundays: Op-Artist Bridget Riley

 


bridget riley wearing an apron in her art studio. There are very large artworks in the foreground on a table. Black and white image.

 

 

 

Happy Studio Sunday everyone! Today we’ll take a look at the work of op-art painter Bridget Riley. Riley paints on a large scale and so her studio in East London is suitably roomy. She often creates collage maquettes of her paintings at the beginning of her process, and thus the studio space is well stocked with paper - as well as a large table surface for her to work on both these collages, and the paintings.

 

Riley’s…

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Studio Sundays: Steel Sculptor Richard Serra

 


photograph of Richard Serra facing away from the camera while holding his artwork in his art studio

 

 

 

Today is Studio Sunday, and to celebrate, let’s take a peek into the studio life of minimalist sculptor, Richard Serra. In the photo Serra appears hard at work at an artist’s workshop in Los Angeles, California, around 1990.

 

Serra is perhaps best-known for his large scale, often outdoor abstract sculptures, which he creates using sheets of steel.  These huge, architectural works are often placed in outdoor, public…

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Studio Sundays: the Art Studio of Basquiat


art studio of jean michel basquiat. shows empty warehouse with artworks leaning against the wall.

 

Every Sunday we give you a behind-the-scenes tour into the heart of creativity, the artist's studio. This week we visit the art studio of the famous artist Jean Michel Basquiat, an artist weel-know for bringing street art to canvas. This space is super raw, not very cozy at all, I imagine that he would just get in there - do the work for the day and then get the heck outta there. What I love about this studio is the space and the…

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Studio Sundays: the Art Studio of Joan Miro


art studio of Joan Miro with many paintings resting on aisles

 

Every Sunday we give you a behind-the-scenes tour into the heart of creativity, the artist's studio. This week we visit the art studio of the famous artist Joan Miro. This photo depicts Joan Miro’s studio in Palma de Mallorca. I really do drool over the stone wall feature in this studio. Stones seem to make handy paper weights as well! It's nice to see a wide range of sizes of work here, from the small piece in the foreground to…

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Studio Sundays: Cy Twombly in his Studio


Cy Twombly holding a large piece of paper with a drawing on it

 

 

It’s Studio Sunday! Today we’re taking a look at abstract artist Cy Twombly, seen here in his studio in Rome in 1962. Twombly's studio was part of his home, and reflected his fascination with antiquity and classical European art. Featuring atterned tile floors and high, white walls with tall windows to let in natural light, the studio was also home to many pieces of antique furniture and sculpture. .

 

Born in Lexington City,…

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Studio Sundays: the Art Studio of Brenda Holzke


Photo of Brenda Holkze's art studio.

 

Every Sunday we give you a behind-the-scenes tour into the heart of creativity, the artist's studio. This week we visit the art studio of Brenda Holkze who lives and works in LA. Brenda creates mixed media vessels, sculpture and wall art. I love the roof in this studio - it just makes the place look so cozy - I wonder if she has ever considered installing a hammock. I suppose that could make the space a lot less productive though. I…

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