Vincent van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns. These and other important artists won mini hyper realistic sculptures that depict in action – that is, creating their works of art in their respective workplaces, made by Joe Fig.
This is the main purpose of the Studios series: Historical Artists, the American multimedia artist Joe Fig Works, measuring up to 82.5 cm wide (if the sculpture that plays Thomas Hart Benton) were produced from the year 2000 being the last one dated 2009.
The acclaimed paintings, photographs and sculptures of Joe Fig can be enjoyed in exhibitions around the world, and are in museums and private collections. Most of the works depict artists in their studios and workshops, at the time of creation or contemplating your workspace.
Thumbnail representations created by Fig follow a line not glamorous, showing the most difficult part of the work, as can be seen in Pollock thumbnails. The choice of this treatment is not merely stylistic: being an artist, he knows well every day in a studio.
The pop art of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol also has space in the series with historical artists. While Lichtenstein is portrayed quietly, in an environment that seems to have come out of one of his paintings, Warhol appears in action, creating one of his works.
Who is Joe Fig?
Born in 1968, Joe Fig received both his BFA and MFA from the School of Visual Arts. His body of work encompasses painting, sculpture, photography, and drawing, in which he examines the role of the artist, the creative process, and the self-made universe of the artist’s studio. Fig’s work has been exhibited internationally at the Bruce Museum (Greenwich, CT), Bass Museum of Art (Miami Beach, FL), Parrish Art Museum (Southampton, NY), Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, OH), Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA), and New Britain Museum of American Art (New Britain, CT). He is the author of two critically acclaimed books Inside the Artist’s Studio (2015) and Inside the Painter’s Studio (2009), which include his interviews and documentary photographs of today’s leading contemporary artists. Fig is represented by Cristin Tierney Gallery in New York. He works and lives in Connecticut’s Farmington River Valley.
Source: Blog da Arquitetura
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