We all love a peek at an artist’s working environment. Seeing where an artist makes their work gives us a visual insight into their process and thus (we think) their mindset.
A month or two ago Tate Shots asked which artists you’d like to see a video made about, and many asked for a studio visit with Mona Hatoum. She kindly agreed, and we’ve just published the resulting film.
But whether it’s a video interview, a beautiful photograph of an artist’s workspace like Gautier Deblonde is celebrated for or even a full reconstruction like the Francis Bacon studio at the Hugh Lane gallery in Dublin, what more does seeing an artist’s work space tell us about an artist’s actual work? Knowing that many of you are artists and designers, we thought we’d ask you.
How much is your work influenced by the space you work in? Or have you worked to create a space that allows you to work exactly the way you want?