vrijdag, december 07, 2018

Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff #2

Atelier van Andreas Gursky en Thomas Ruff, door Herzog De Meuron, Düsseldorf. (bron: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago)

Andreas Gursky Studio, Düsseldorf, 2009. (bron en foto: Mikael Olsson)

Andreas Gursky in his Düsseldorf studio. (bron: Financial Times, foto: Jitka Hanzlova)

Thomas Ruff in zijn atelier, Düsseldorf. (bron: Studio Blanco)

Thomas Ruff .... lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. He shares a studio on Düsseldorf's Hansaallee, with other German photographers Laurenz Berges, Andreas Gursky and Axel Hütte (de). The studio, a former municipal electricity station, was converted between 1998 and 2000 by architects Herzog & de Meuron, of Tate Modern fame, and updated with a basement gallery in 2011.
(bron: Thomas Ruff)

woensdag, december 05, 2018

Nam June Paik #6

Nam June Paik painting on "TV Farm" in his Cincinnati studio in 1986. (bron: Carl Solway Gallery, foto's: Mark Patsfall)

Nam June Paik #5

Nam June Paik in his New York studio. (bron: Philippine Tatler)

Zie ook de foto bij de post van 23 april 2015 (hk).

Nam June Paik #4

Nam June Paik in his studio in 2006. (bron: philstar global, foto: Jon Huffman)

Zie ook de foto (en verschillende datum) bij de post van 6 december 2012 (hk).

dinsdag, december 04, 2018

N C Wyeth #7

N C Wyeth studio.

N C Wyeth Mural Room. (bron: Carlos Alejandro en Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, foto's: Carlos Alejandro)

N.C. Wyeth Studio.(bron: Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, foto: JJ Tiziou)

N C Wyeth #6

N C Wyeth in his studio, c. 1903.

N C Wyeth in his studio, ca. 1930. (bron: Archives of American Art)

Monica Bonvicini #2

(bron: WDR)

Monica Bonvicini in haar atelier, Berlijn. (bron: Welt, foto: Corinna Belz(?))

> Monica Bonvicini

maandag, december 03, 2018

Mona Hatoum #2

Mona Hatoum in her studio. (bron: Hong Kong Tatler, foto: Gabby Laurent)

Mona Hatoum in her studio, 2016(?). (bron: The Guardian, foto: Katherine Anne Rose)

Mona Hatoum's studio, London, UK. (bron: LDPi)

Andrea Zittel #4

Andrea Zittel's studio, Joshua Tree, California. Stills from the video "Andrea Zittel: Art & Design" from the Art21 Exclusive series.

"Zittel’s property in Joshua Tree, California is a site of experimentation, where she questions the distinction between the art and design disciplines by constantly renovating her interior space, and creating utilitarian yet conceptually significant objects."
(bron video: art21)

> Andrea Zittel

Andrea Zittel #3

"A-Z West is an artwork located on over seventy acres in the California high desert next to Joshua Tree National Park. Since it’s inception A-Z West has functioned as an evolving testing grounds for living—a place in which spaces, objects, and acts of living all intertwine into a single ongoing investigation into what it means to exist and participate in our culture today. “How to live?” and “What gives life meaning?” are core issues in both Zittel’s personal life and artistic practice. Answering these questions has entailed exploring complex relationships between our need for freedom, security, autonomy, authority, and control—observing how structure and limitations often have the capacity to generate feelings of freedom beyond open-ended choices.

Works and projects at A-Z West include: Zittel’s home/testing grounds, the Wagon Station Encampment, Regenerating Field, shipping container compound, A-Z West studio and weaving studio, A-Z West satellite cabins, the Planar Pavilions, a ten-acre parcel for High Desert Test Sites projects, and several adjacent parcels slated for future projects."

Andrea Zittel's home.

Her house looks amazing. She lives completely surrounded by her art and has designed everything herself – right down to the tiles in the kitchen, and the coat hooks on the walls (which are actually artworks titled “Vertical Accumulators”. It is beautiful and one of the most well-styled interiors I have ever seen. I don’t know where to look first, and her attention to detail blows my mind. Even the five pairs of old hiking boots in her bedroom are part of an amazing still life.

The colour palette has a lot of brown and ochre. Most of the walls are wood-panelled and one in her bedroom is papered with newspapers covered with a painting.

The interior looks very 1950s mixed with ethno but in a very chic way. Her house and the details look very much like her artwork. Everything is clean and tidy, nothing is lying around and everything seems to be arranged. There’s a bed on the terrace and the hot water bottle on the sheets implies that someone really spent the night outside.

Shipping container compound.


A few signs direct you either to her studio, her guesthouses or to her home. It looks like she is used to visitors.

Her assistant, Tatiana, is expecting us at the studio. I can see three assistants working there through the glass walls. The studio is a huge workshop separated into three rooms. In the first room, there’s a computer and some desks. In the second, the three assistants are working on some plaster objects – her so-called ‘Aggregated Stacks’. It all looks very clean and organized. There are a lot of cleaned brushes and white porcelain petri dishes with lids for colour tests, each labelled properly with its respective colour. I am immediately inspired and would love to start creating something on my own.

Friendly but shy, Andrea welcomes us. She shows us around before having to go off and quickly measure some of her objects that are being picked up by a museum today.
(bronnen: this is tomorrow, I Love You, The Joshua Tree House en A-Z)

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