donderdag, maart 31, 2016

Ida Ekblad

Ekblad’s painting studio is located on a peninsula just outside of Oslo, where she can make the most of Norway’s short summers. “One day this summer I had to figure out some titles, so I went down here with some books and sat in a bikini and wrote. Then I swam, and it felt so luxurious. This is the best studio ever.”

Among Ekblad’s methods for making bold lines: “I use silk stockings or women’s nylon stockings. I put this very dense paint which is just pigment into the stocking, and I draw with it. It’s almost like marker line, but it’s still faulty and strange.”

“I’ve been working with shopping carts for a long time in different ways,” says Ekblad. In the past, she used them to transport found objects for her sculptures. “Then I saw them in every art school. In art institutions, they have a life of their own outside of the supermarket.” They became sculptures themselves in her National Museum show, where she developed her “track” technique – pushing the painted wheels around on canvas to create prints. “I was like, this is a perfect line.“

Ekblad’s work is influenced by her poetry, though she tends to incorporate it indirectly in her shows. The words she carves into wheels for her track paintings overlap and fragment. “It all becomes chaotic.”

An upper level in the studio helps Ekblad gain perspective. “I think you always need to get a distance from what you’re working on and see with fresh eyes. So I go up there quite a lot.”

One look at Ida Ekblad’s studio and you might wonder how the Norwegian artist manages to do any work in this beautiful seaside spot near Oslo. We’d worry about getting distracted, or worse, growing complacent. But it hasn’t taken the edge off of Ekblad’s output. If anything, having such a large, light-filled space has allowed her to “experiment on a huge scale” with her process and materials.
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woensdag, maart 30, 2016

A Private View with Anthony Lycett

Fiona Rae, London.

Gavin Turk, London.

Grayson Perry, London.

Laure Provost, London.

"I met Anthony Lycett when I was interviewing 92-year-old RA painter Anthony Eyton in his Brixton studio; Lycett was there at the same time photographing him. We got chatting and Lycett, a tall, gregarious fellow, filled me in on his his project – Private View – an intriguing long-term exploration of London- and Paris-based creatives framed within the backdrops of their inner sanctums: their studios. Where Lycett’s approach differs to the run-of-the-mill artists-in-their-studios portraits is in the method he uses: taking multiple shots of the subject and the space they occupy, Lycett creates a type of photographic composition that’s reminiscent in its conception to the photographic collages (or ‘joiners’) popularised by David Hockney back in the 80s.
Obviously, Hockney didn’t have access to Photoshop back then. But now, with the technical benefits the digital era allows, Lycett is able to seamlessly piece together his own digital version of the photographic collage, creating deep, wide-angled images that allow a viewer to become immediately ensconced in the artist’s personal space; the studios and assorted paraphernalia (whether cluttered or minimal, depending on the individual artist’s working practices) are discovered in the same way as your eye would take in the surroundings, leading you around the mental workings of the artists in an immediate, visceral way, as your vision flits back and forth around the picture, curious about what it will encounter next.
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Meer foto's uit de serie zijn te vinden bij de bron en op de website van Anthony Lycett (hk).

> Fiona Rae
> Gavin Turk
> Laure Provost

Grayson Perry #4

UAL Postgraduate students have a Q&A with Grayson Perry in his studio. (bron: University of the Arts London)

T/m 5 juni is werk van Grayson Perry te zien op de solotentoonstelling "Hold Your Beliefs Lightly" in het Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht. Aanrader (hk).

woensdag, maart 23, 2016


Harke Kazemier: zonder titel, 2016.
olie en ballpoint op doek, 20 x 20 cm.

> Harke Kazemier
> Harke Kazemier | facebook

Eric de Nie

Atelier Eric de Nie, 1988. (bron: Frans Hals Museum, foto: Taeke Henstra)

Atelier stock. (bron: Eric de Nie)

Atelier, 1992-1993. (uit: Sequenza, bron: Eric de Nie, foto Thijs Quispel)

> Eric de Nie

Gert & Uwe Tobias #3

Gert en Uwe Tobias in voorbereiding van de tentoonstelling in het Kupferstich Kabinett in Dresden in 2012. Videostills. (bron video: CFA Berlin)

dinsdag, maart 22, 2016

Gert & Uwe Tobias #2

The Tobias Brothers, Gert and Uwe, their atelier. (bron: Bransch Blog, foto's: Achim Lippoth)

Uit een serie voor Wallpaper*, zie ook de post van 31 mei 2013 9hk).

maandag, maart 21, 2016

Robert Rauschenberg #13

Cy Twombly: Robert Rauschenberg combine material Fulton St. Studio. (bron: Rai News)

Zie ook de post van 21 mei 2013 (hk)

> Cy Twombly
> Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Cy Twombly #6

Cy Twombly in his Lexington, Virginia studio in 2010. (bron: VCCA, foto: Craig Pleasants)

Cy Twombly: Studio, Lexington, VA, 2002.

Cy Twombly: Studio Lexington, 2002. (bron:

> Cy Twombly

Yinka Shonibare #5

Yinka Shonibare in his London studio.

"Less than a decade ago, when Yinka Shonibare RA bought his studio fronting on to the Regent’s Canal in east London, the neighbourhood was still, in his words, “distinctly rough at the edges and slightly scary”. Now this area of Hackney is alive with artisan cafés and the whizz-ding sound of expensive bicycles speeding along the regenerated towpath. Shonibare is at the epicentre of urban gentrification. Elegant in sharp blue suit, he presumably set the trend rather than followed? He chuckles gently at the idea. “As if. This was always an area with a lot of studios and a lot of artists, still affordable back in 2008.” The building used to be a carpet warehouse.

Shonibare opened up the roof space, had the partition walls pulled down, sand-blasted the wood floor and instructed his architect to “renovate it so that it is still like a warehouse and feels as if nothing has been done”. Exposed brick, whitewash and a big skylight achieve exactly that. The first-floor space, airy and well ordered, is where he develops most of his projects, and where his team of three work. “And it’s where I meet with sculptors, costumiers, photographers, printmakers – the people I collaborate with.”

He draws and makes other work on paper either here, or at his studio at home in Bow. His series of prints about twins are displayed on the wall.
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> Yinka Shonibare

Annette Messager #4

Annette Messager in her studio, Paris. Stills from the video "TateShots: Annette Messager – Studio Visit". (bron video: Tate | YouTube)