当置身于美术馆里,你自然会忘记画作只是创意过程的最终产物,在绘画的整个过程中,除了需要创意灵感外,物理和逻辑的步骤/细节亦是不可缺少的。画家们的日常生活究竟是怎样的?带着这个问题,布鲁克林艺术家Joe Fig用了将近十年的时间探访了24位当代画家(如Jackson Pollock、 Willem de Kooning、Gregory Amenoff、Ross Bleckner、Chuck Close、Will Cotton等),多维度的探索他们的创作生活,并将研究更多的落实在物质世界中。他将画家的工作室/工作台复制成了一个个微缩雕塑,并结合一系列访谈,诸如每天的创作生活是怎样的,如何打理工作室,如何摆放画具等,来探究藏匿于画作背后的,画家们的真实生活与创作动机。

Inside an art gallery, it is easy to forget that the paintings there are the end products of a process involving not only creative inspiration, but also plenty of physical and logistical details. It is these “cruder,” more mundane aspects of a painter’s daily routine that motivated Brooklyn artist Joe Fig to embark almost ten years ago on a highly unorthodox, multilayered exploration of the working life of the professional artist. Determined to ground his research in the physical world, Fig began constructing a series of diorama-like miniature reproductions of the studios of modern art’s most legendary painters, such as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. A desire for firsthand references led Fig to approach contemporary artists for access to their studios. Armed with a camera and a self-made “Artist’s Questionnaire,” Fig began a journey through the workspaces of some of today’s most exciting contemporary artists.

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Andy Warhol

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Jackson Pollock

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Jasper Johns

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Will Cotton

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Barnaby Furnas

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Philip Pearlstein

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Melissa Meyer

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Julie Mehretu

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Joan Snyder

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James Siena

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Jane Freilicher

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Eric Fischl

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Karin Davie