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Inside the Studio

Jackson Pollock

Through paintings, sculptures, photographs, and miniature dioramas, Joe Fig explores the intimate lives and production processes of countless acclaimed artists like Jackson Pollock, Henri Matisse, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gustav Klimt, or Johannes Vermeer, just to name a few. Fig’s subjects appear both in staged re-creations of historically documented moments and in imagined scenarios — while one painting depicts Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin receiving a critique, for example, a photograph of a maquette pictures a life-like diorama of Willem de Kooning at work in his East Hampton studio.

Born in 1968, Joe received both his BFA and MFA from the School of Visual Arts. He is the author of two critically acclaimed books Inside the Artist’s Studio and Inside the Painter’s Studio, which include his interviews and documentary photographs of today’s leading contemporary artists.

Henri Matisse
Willem de Kooning
Barnett Newman
Chuck Close: Summer 2004 #2 (2007)
Joe Fig with model of Chuck Close in his Summer studio, Norwalk, CT (2005) – Photo: Sage Sohier

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