Inside the Artist's Studio (Paperback)
This book is perfect for any artist or art lover. Joe Fig takes an in-depth and detailed look inside 24 different artists’ studios to delve into their routines, ideologies, techniques and so much more. This book offers a fascinating journalistic style all while pairing with Fig’s keen photographic eye to truly paint the picture of some of the most known practicing artists here in the United States to make the reader feel as if he/she is partaking in the visit as well.— From Shaelyn recommends
What was your first artwork to receive recognition? What materials do you use, and how did they come into your practice? What advice would you give a young artist just starting out?
Joe Fig asked a wide range of celebrated artists these and many other questions during the illuminating studio visits documented in Inside the Artist's Studio—the follow-up to his acclaimed 2009 book, Inside the Painter's Studio. In this remarkable collection, twenty-four painters, video and mixed-media artists, sculptors, and photographers reveal highly idiosyncratic production tools and techniques, as well as quotidian habits and strategies for getting work done: the music they listen to; the hours they keep; and the relationships with gallerists and curators, friends, family, and fellow artists that sustain them outside the studio.
About the Author
Joe Fig is an artist born and raised in Seaford, Long Island, New York. After college, he lived for three years in Woodstock, New York. At age 23, he was the youngest member elected to the Woodstock Artists Association Board of Directors in its seventy-year history. He lived in Central Pennsylvania, Amish country, for a time, and spent a summer in Europe studying sculpture and art. He lived in New York City for twelve years before moving to Connecticut, where he currently lives with his wife and two boys..
Part craftsman, humorist, and historian, Fig creates intricate and realistic sculptures of artists and their studios, which reveal insights into their personality through their working style and practice. Fig's work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States. He is the recipient of The Space Program, Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Grant; a Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, School of Visual Arts; a Lucille Blanch Award, Woodstock Artists Association; and a Francis Criss Award, School of Visual Arts.
"A surprisingly rich, intimate, and informative collection." -Boing Boing
"The images are compelling, and the advice Fig's subjects offer is not just for young artists but is surprisingly universal." -Boston Globe
"What Inside the Artist's Studio reveals about the artists themselves - their childhood, education, domestic life, and career - is refreshingly candid and down-to-earth. But it isn't just the interviews that make this an intriguing book, and it isn't just the photographs that, rather than depicting the artists at work, are focused more on the interiors of their studios. Rather, it's Fig's creative responses to each studio visit - catalysts for his own artistic practice." -Santa Fe New Mexican