maandag, augustus 29, 2016
Balthus’s unfinished painting in his studio, Rossinière, Switzerland.
"Several years after the death of Balthus, some 2,000 photographic documents were found in his studio at the Grand Chalet in Rossinière, Switzerland. These previously undiscovered documents have been carefully preserved and edited to form a chronological archive catalogued by theme, pose, composition, subject, object, motif, and place, thus creating a coherent corpus that allows a fuller understanding of the painter’s lengthy preparatory process.
The last studies of Balthus, executed over the final eight years of his life, are the preliminary preparations for his last six paintings, three of which remain unfinished. As old age affected his ability to draw, he resorted to the Polaroid camera as a kind of prosthetic tool — at once hand and pencil — to access once more the mysterious sketching ritual that allowed him to discover and gradually create the fundamental idea from which the pictorial image emerges. These photographs are thus part of a minutely precise practice, as well as of Balthus’s persistent quest for beauty.
...." (bron: purple.fr, foto: Benoit Peverelli)
Kijk voor de polaroids van Balthus bij de bron (hk).
vrijdag, augustus 26, 2016
donderdag, augustus 25, 2016
Wilhelm Sasnal, Studio Visit. Stills uit de video. (bron video: YouTube/TateShots)
Wilhelm Sasnal in his Krakow studio, 2016.
I arrive in the studio at more or less 11am. We live in a block of flats, on the third floor, and it’s just across the hallway – my wife and I can shout to each other. I’ve been here 10 years but we are in the middle of building a large house with its own studio on the other side of the city.
My current studio is small, about 65 square metres, spread over two rooms. I use one room to store paintings and the other as a workspace. The size of the studio and the doors limits how big a canvas I can paint, because it has to be able to get out. When my assistant, Pavel, is there, it can be pretty problematic. He comes when we need him, which is more or less every second day, but I am in touch with him every day. He helps with the films I make with my wife, too, so there are a lot of post production arrangements.
The studio has east north windows, which means except during the early morning hours, I have nice light to work with. I also use a photographic box to keep the light neutral. I keep it really neat, in perfect order and I always wash all of my brushes at the end of the day.
I try to keep my studio walls empty and very clean, so they are painted once a year.
...." (bron; The Telegraph, foto: Joanna Siemieniuk)
woensdag, augustus 24, 2016
Le manoir de Bazérac.
"C'est en effet ici qu'a vécu et travaillé, pendant presque trente ans, Roman Opalka, personnage majeur et atypique de l'art contemporain. Il y créa son oeuvre la plus importante: "1965, de 1 à l'infini". Après avoir quitté Bazérac pour se rapprocher de Paris, il est décédé près de Rome en août 2011. (bron: Fumélois: nature et patrimoine)
> Roman Opałka
dinsdag, augustus 23, 2016
zondag, augustus 21, 2016
Sławomir Elsner: Studio (Edward Dwurnik), 2015.
Sławomir Elsner: Studio (Paweł Althamer), 2009.
Sławomir Elsner: Studio (Wilhelm Sasnal), 2014.
"Elsner bases his drawings on photographs of studio interiors belonging to fellow artists (Althamer, Bujnowski, Dwurnik, Kulik, Kwade, Maciejowski, Sasnal). The images depict fragments of these spaces, arbitrarily framed, demonstrating more about Elsner than the artist or the space he’s portraying. His drawings are devoid of people, depicting the partial interiors, fragments of works and numerous objects that add up to build an intimate sort of setup." (bron: Raster Gallery)
> Edward Dwurnik