ARTISTS IN THEIR STUDIOS


The artist’s studio represents a space where ideas and epiphanies are born, art is created, and as a metaphor ‘insinuates the artist’s sense of purpose and posture outside of society; in the studio...that [they] might realize [their] genius’ (Grabner 2010, p. 2).


This is an ongoing project which documents the artistic practices of established Australian artists in their working studios. The series invites the viewer into a behind-the-scenes view of the artists’ practices, creating a portrait of each artist in a grander sense. The portraits utilise a combination of photographs where the sitter is both present and absent in order to illustrate something more than a traditional photographic portrait. This is achieved through the representation of the studio workspace and objects within, the artists at work, and portraits of the artists engaging with the camera.

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