Atelier

The artist’s studio is held in high esteem.

It is not just any space. It is not just any room. In the artist’s studio, something happens. Creation happens. This is the place where the artist truly is an artist. This is where the magic happens.

But it is only through the eyes of the photographer that we are able to enter the artist’s personal space, that we are offered a sneak peak at that secret lair of creativity.

This project will take the readers inside artists’ studios; it will capture what the environment reveals about the artists and their works through the image of the space in the absence of the artists themselves but yet could be seen as a portrait of the artist.

The idea of the workshop reflecting the personality of the artist is well explained by Picasso* to the photographer Brassai:
"You should come at night to see it ... This light detached each object, the deep shadows that surround the canvases and are projected onto the beams, you will find them in most of my still lifes, painted almost every night ... Whatever the environment, it becomes the essence of ourselves, it rubs off on us, is organized according to our nature ... ".

-Picasso, Pablo. « Conversation with Brassai » in Picasso, Propos sur l’art. Paris, 1998, p 276
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01-Nan Golding
01-Nan Golding
02-Michael Borremans
02-Michael Borremans
03-Douglas Gordon
03-Douglas Gordon
04-Ai Weiwei
04-Ai Weiwei
05-Chuck Close
05-Chuck Close
06-Glenn Brown
06-Glenn Brown
07-Yayoi Kusama
07-Yayoi Kusama
08-Anish Kapoor
08-Anish Kapoor
09-Franz West
09-Franz West
10-Jeff Koons
10-Jeff Koons
11-Ed Ruscha
11-Ed Ruscha
12-Annette Messager
12-Annette Messager
13-Ellsworth Kelly
13-Ellsworth Kelly
14-Georg Bazelitz
14-Georg Bazelitz
15-Damien Hirst
15-Damien Hirst
16-Antony Gormley
16-Antony Gormley
17-Mike Kelley
17-Mike Kelley
18-Gehard Richter
18-Gehard Richter
19-Giuseppe Penone
19-Giuseppe Penone
20-Maurizio Catalan
20-Maurizio Catalan
21-Pina Bausch
21-Pina Bausch
22-Luc Tuymans
22-Luc Tuymans
23-François Morellet
23-François Morellet
24-Yue Minjun
24-Yue Minjun
25-Richard Prince
25-Richard Prince
26-Thomas Schutte
26-Thomas Schutte
27-Zhang Huan
27-Zhang Huan
28-Vija Celmins
28-Vija Celmins
29-Raymond Pettibon
29-Raymond Pettibon
30-Miroslaw Balka
30-Miroslaw Balka