Archive for the ‘Locale’ Category

Justine Smith.

Justine Smith.

“I was working from quite early on and made things I couldn’t buy. Sometimes I think it would be good to be around other artists, but then at the studio I think you make your own world. I made a garden in the front and love looking out at it. I’m doing one in the back now too, but I always feel a bit guilty that I’m not doing my proper work.”

Fiona Ackerman.

Fiona Ackerman.

“A good studio should have adequate light and at least one wall that you can stand far away from. It’s important to me that space not be precious in any way. My studio is not really a comfortable place. I don’t go there to read or relax. I go there to paint. I feel at home and happy there because I know that in my studio it’s okay to do nothing but work.”

Bobby Solomon.

Bobby Solomon.

“I tend to pull things from my day-to-day life, coming across interesting ideas or packaging or movies or music. My focus is on the future and how we push design culturally, making the world a better place.”

Chad Wys.

Chad Wys.

“I work in a subterranean nightmare full of cinder block walls, dirty cement floors, and harsher than harsh florescent lighting – but it’s comfortable (if you find just the right spot), roomy, and mercifully isolated. It’s the kind of place where if there’s a surface then there’s something on it (several layers deep, perhaps), and along with it the trace evidence that a spider once conducted an expedition there.”

Dan Funderburgh.

Dan Funderburgh.

“I live and work in Brooklyn but play soccer in Chinatown. These desks I use for drawing, cutting paper, drinking, and basically pretending to be an artist. I really like it here. I’m inclined to want to dive into a project and start researching and drawing arabesques right away.”

Christoph Niemann.

Christoph Niemann.

“I found that I can tap new creative resources if I go to an unfamiliar place for a limited amount of time, and try to come up with ideas on the spot.”