Artist and author Joe Fig will talk about his newly released book, Inside the Artists Studio, which captures not only creative inspiration, but also the myriad of physical and logistical details that artists face in their daily lives. Perfectly hung works of art are part of a long and arduous process. Over the years, Joe Fig has interviewed, documented and recreated the spaces of over 120 leading contemporary artists creating portraits of the artist at work. Fig’s paintings, sculptures and photographs are exhibited internationally and can be found in numerous museums and leading private collections. He is the author of the acclaimed Inside the Painter's Studio and Inside the Artist’s Studio.PVA
About the book: Inside the Artist's Studio by Joe Fig, 256 pages, 309 color illustrations. What was your earliest childhood artwork that received recognition? When did you first consider yourself a professional artist? How has your studio's location influenced your work? How do you choose titles? Do you have a favorite color? 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.Fig's interviews and extensive photography form the backbone of his ongoing investigation of the creative process'a study that culminates in original artwork representing each artist's studio. Some are depicted through meticulous sculptural miniatures, others through richly detailed paintings.In words and images, each investigation forms a unique portrait of the artist at work.