maandag, augustus 29, 2016

Balthus #7

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:, foto: Benoit Peverelli)

Kijk voor de polaroids van Balthus bij de bron (hk).

Bernard Frize #5

Bernard Frize in zijn atelier, Berlijn, 2016. (bron: Purple Magazine, foto's: Olivier Zahm)

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Thomas Demand #5

Thomas demand in zijn atelier. (bron The Talks, foto: Maxime Ballesteros)

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Georg Baselitz #18

Georg Baselitz in zijn atelier. (bron: The Talks, foto: Martin Müller)

Christo #5

Christo in zijn atelier. (bron: The Talks, foto: Wolfgang Volz)

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vrijdag, augustus 26, 2016

Miroslaw Balka #5

Miroslaw Balka's studio and family home, Otwock, Poland, 2009. Stills from the video "Miroslaw Balka: Traces" by James Price. (bron video: Vimeo)

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donderdag, augustus 25, 2016

Wilhelm Sasnal

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

Roman Opałka #3

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)

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Roman Opałka #2

Opalka's studio in 1972, indicating the camera and lamp positions he uses for photographing himself. (bron: the single road)

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Roman Opałka. (bron: Wikiwand, foto: Lothar Wolleh)

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Roman Opałka

Roman Opalka working on the second to last Détail painting in his studio, Le Bois Mauclair, February 14, 2011. (bron: Hyperallergic, foto: Vincent Lespinasse)

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dinsdag, augustus 23, 2016

zondag, augustus 21, 2016

Edward Dwurnik #2

Edward Dwurnik in zijn atelier, 2016(?). (bron: Ładny Dom, foto's: Michal Mutor)

Atelier van Edward Dwurnik. (bron: czas na Wnętrze, foto's: Konrad Lachowicki)

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Edward Dwurnik

Edward Dwurnik in zijn atelier, 2013. (bron: MAGAZYN KULTURALNY, foto: Michał Ramus)

Edward Dwurnik in zijn atelier. (bron: Wikiwand)

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Sławomir Elsner: Studios

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)

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dinsdag, juli 19, 2016

Christian Boltanski #7

Christian Boltanski, atelier de Malakoff, 1983. (bron en foto's: David Boeno)

Christian Boltanski at work. (bron: Zest Today, foto: Sandro Capati)

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Christian Boltanski #6

French artist Christian Boltanski poses in his atelier on November 9, 2009 in Malakoff, south of Paris. (bron: Getty Images, foto's: Joel Saget)

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